Huffington Post Twitter Account Hacked
The Huffington Post Twitter account was hacked this afternoon. The tweets, which including homophobic and racist slurs, have since been deleted, but the New York Observer caught them on a screengrab.
The hacker deemed "cloverfdch" tweeted things like "hello gay boys," "lol wes is a gay boy" and "cloverfdch is a F#@%ing god! Hacked :)" At least the hacker decided to not fully spell out the expletive.
Cloverfdch also brought the New York Post into the fray. The Observer noted a tweet saying, "Sup bitches??? Hacked by: New York Post," while Queerty has a screengrab of one exclaiming "New York Post rules!!!"
Queerty said that the tweets were gone by 2:10 p.m. -- only about 10 minutes after the hack started. The Huffington Post sent out an apologetic tweet at around 3:50 p.m.
Meanwhile, as the Observer noted, Ashton Kutcher is seeking revenge on his own Twitter hacker.
We've reached out to the Huffington Post for comment and will update if we get a response.
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