Twitter Hacking Spurs Ethics Debate Over Leaked Files

The hacking of Twitter CEO Evan Williams’s email account has sparked an ethics debate after TechCrunch said that it would publish some of the confidential documents that the hacker leaked.

The brouhaha began when TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington blogged that a French hacker calling himself “Hacker Croll” said he had broken into Mr. Williams’s account as well as those of Mr. Williams’s wife and two Twitter employees.

An English translation of a post on French blog Koren shows that the hacker claims he gained access to Mr. Williams’s Gmail, PayPal, Amazon (AMZN) and AT&T (T) accounts, among others, and thus was able to find documents containing Twitter employee food preferences, credit card numbers, phone numbers and salaries.

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