Olympics, IOC accounts were hacked, Twitter says

Olympics, IOC accounts were hacked, Twitter says
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The social media company Twitter on Saturday said that the official Twitter accounts for the Olympics as well as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have both been hacked and temporarily locked.

A Twitter spokesperson told Reuters that the accounts had been hacked via a third-party platform.

“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners to restore them,” the spokesperson added.

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An IOC spokesperson told the wire service that the governing body was also looking into the matter.

In the past two months, several high profile accounts on the website have been hacked, including Facebook's and several accounts of National Football League (NFL) teams.

The Hill has reached out to Twitter for comment.