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Ecuador president says Twitter account hacked

Published on Mar 28, 2014 11:43 PM

QUITO (AFP) - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has said his Twitter account was hacked, blaming right-wing foreign groups for posting false tweets in his name.

The messages were removed several minutes after being posted on his account, @MashiRafael, he wrote late Thursday on his microblogging site.

"A few hours ago my Twitter was hacked, and they sent false tw (tweets) with the usual outrages," he said.

One of the messages featured a link to an Anonymous Ecuador webpage on which were posted emails allegedly intercepted from government officials that related to security and intelligence matters.

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