Metro Twitter Hacked; Obscene Tweets Now Deleted

by MCS Staff
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Two of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Twitter accounts were hacked early this morning, leading to obscene tweets by someone who claimed they were fired as the social media manager for the accounts.

The hacker sent obscene and profanity laced tweets on Metro’s official Twitter page and its Metrorail page in the early morning hours Monday morning. Metro’s main account, @WMATA, was changed from “Metro” to “Blueface Da Bus.” The @metrorailinfo account was also hacked.

As of 8:20 AM the tweets have been deleted, but a few retweets remain, some containing profanity.

Metro officials have released the following statement, acknowledging the hacked accounts and are working to figure out who is responsible:

“We are aware that Metro’s Twitter accounts @WMATA @MetrorailInfo were hacked and obscene posts were made that do not represent Metro’s organization or culture. The posts will be removed, and our account will be secured. We are working to understand who may be responsible for this breach.”

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