Hackers Take Over Tampa Mayor’s Twitter Account
Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s Twitter account was taken over by hackers early Thursday morning.
They tweeting out hate speech, explicit images and bomb threats, however, Tampa police say they have found no credible threats in their investigation.
Buckhorn’s communications director Ashley Bauman released the following statement on Thursday morning:
“Earlier this morning we noticed someone hacked Mayor Buckhorn’s Twitter account, this was clearly not Mayor Buckhorn. Upon noticing the hack we immediately began investigating these reprehensible tweets. We will work with Tampa Police department as well as all investigators to figure out how this breach was made. We urge residents to change their passwords and continue to alert officials when they see an unlikely change in account activity. We are working with law enforcement to investigate all threats made by this hack.”
[source: News Channel 8]