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Twitter on Monday extended its Alerts service to users in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The program allows official government agencies and public emergency services to send out mobile push notification and text messages to followers on Twitter, in order to deliver relevant information in times of crisis. At launch, Twitter signed up 57 government agencies in the U.K. and Ireland.
News Byteconfirmed to Reuters that the account was compromised. It’s the latest attack on a Twitter account controlled by a Western media organization by the pro-Assad group. Previous targets include the Associated Press, the Financial Times, the Onion and CBS News. Twitter has recently instituted new security measures to help prevent incidents like these.