Twitter Alerts Irish Privacy Regulator About Hacker Attack

Stephanie Bodoni reports:

Twitter Inc. has alerted a European Union data protection watchdog about the cyber-attack it fell victim to last week, days after the company said hackers had targeted just some 130 accounts and didn’t steal any passwords.

The Irish Data Protection Commission has received a notification about the incident, said Graham Doyle, a spokesman for the regulator, which is the lead authority in the EU for Twitter and other U.S. tech companies, that all have their EU base in the country.

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