Twitter victim of hacking attempt

Twitter victim of hacking attempt

Twitter, the 140-character micro-blogging service, has been the victim of a hacking attack. According to reports, the site was infiltrated this morning by individuals claiming to be from the 'Iranian Cyber Army'.

The hackers redirected visitors from the Twitter homepage to a site with an image of the Iranian flag and the text, 'This site has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army'.

Sometime after the attack, Twitter reported that the hack had compromised the site's DNS records. A status update on the company's official Twitter feed read:

"Twitter's DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed. We will update with more information soon."

Attack "unacceptable"

Ben Parr, editor of social media site Mashable, said the incident would be highly embarrassing for the social media company.

"This is unacceptable for one of the world