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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Popular ‘YourAnonNews’ Account

The popular Twitter account used to spread hacktivist related news appears to have been suspended by Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, due to violating Twitter’s Terms and Conditions.

The popular Twitter account used to spread hacktivist related news appears to have been suspended by Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, due to violating Twitter’s Terms and Conditions.

Anonymous LogoThe violation is assumed to have been for “posting an individuals private information.” In this case, it appears to be related to the recent leaking of information on individuals from the Westboro Baptist Church.

Twitter reportedly sent the email below to the email address connected with @YourAnonNews account Wednesday afternoon:

YourAnonNews Suspended On Twitter

But the social handle for the hacker collective bounced back quickly and appeared to be back in action around 1PM ET. Based on the content of the email sent from Twitter, all that was needed to reactivate the account was a response to Twitter’s Trust and Safety team that they have read and undersood Twitter’s rules.

The first Tweet coming from the account after being suspended read: “BREAKING: We’re back mother$#@$ers” [Edited]”

With nearly 700,000 followers, the @YourAnonNews Twitter handle is one of several used to interactive with the hacktivist community to spread news of actions, operations and media coverage of operations or “Ops” conducted by the hacktivist collective.

While Twitter made the move to enforce its terms and conditions, the company likely responded quickly to reactivate the account if conditions were met to avoid picking a fight witht the collective that is known for organizing DDoS attacks and other hacks.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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