Hacked accounts for two Twitter accounts used to spread false and misleading news, which then led to a spike in traffic to the accounts and the suspension of the accounts, according to security researchers.
A Twitter representative told Business Insider that the company has taken down the accounts.
The two accounts were associated with the same hacker group that hacked the Twitter accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Twitter has also taken down a Facebook page that had a similar purpose, but that is no longer available to view.
The account for the two accounts had the same “hacker” profile, but it’s unclear if the hacker is responsible for the posts.
The Twitter spokesperson said that the companies “are working to remove accounts that pose a threat to our users or our platforms.”
The hacks were made possible by a flaw in Twitter’s own security software, known as OpenSSL.
The flaw was exploited by the group behind the 2016 hacking group Guccifer 2.0, who used a simple exploit to obtain access to a server at Twitter’s servers and then to send malicious messages to those accounts.
The hacker group, which uses the alias Guccifield, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Twitter said that it would be “inappropriate” to comment further until the company “has completed a full investigation into the matter.”
Twitter said in a statement that it had removed all the accounts associated with Gucciffield.
“We are aware of the reports regarding our systems and we are taking steps to address them,” the statement said.
“While we do not believe these accounts were targeted, we are investigating the matter further.”
The hacker groups involved in Gucciffe2.0 also used similar techniques to hack the accounts of other Twitter users, including users who have publicly criticized the company, the company said.
In May, Twitter said it had detected a second attack, but did not provide any details.
The company also said it did not know if any of the attacks were linked to Gucciferes.
In an interview with Business Insider earlier this year, Gucciefield said that Twitter was trying to make the attacks go away.
He also said he would continue to use the accounts for personal use.
In response to the Guccifyre2.
0 hack, Twitter launched a “counter-hacking” campaign to prevent further attacks, including a new system it called Alerts for Threats that has been used by more than 1 million people.
Twitter has also launched a new anti-hackers program called Trending Topics to help people find out if there is a threat or a fake account.