Twitter accounts of major media, celebrities, Red Cross hacked, posting spam
Sky News and New Yorker magazine were the first to go, as well as accounts belonging to gaming giants Playstation and Xbox. These were then followed by accounts belonging to celebrities, such as Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen and Argentinian football champion Lionel Messi - as well as the account of Scientific American magazine.
The affected accounts began to tweet out strange messages containing the same link, which urged users to “gain more Twitter followers.”
Other accounts affected now include the Red Cross, The Economist, The X Factor, and My Little Pony.