December 18th, 2009
11:28 AM ET

Twitter hacked by 'Iranian Cyber Army'

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/TECH/12/18/twitter.hacked/story.twitterhack.cnn.jpg caption="People who tried to access Twitter early Friday were redirected to a Web site from the 'Iranian Cyber Army'. " width=300 height=169]


The popular microblogging Web site Twitter was hacked overnight, leaving the millions who use the site tweetless.

Those who tried to access Twitter were redirected to a site that had a green flag and proclaimed "This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army."

The Web site was down for nearly an hour. Representatives from Twitter could not be immediately reached for comment, but the company spoke about the issue on its official Twitter page.

"Twitter's DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed. We will update with more information soon," the company posted at about 2:30 a.m. ET Friday.

It was unclear who the group Iranian Cyber Army was and if it is connected to Iran. However, Twitter has had an interesting relationship with Iran.

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