Fake twitter account alarms Defence Minister

Powered by SC Magazine
 

No Twitter, no Facebook for Senator Faulkner.

Defence Minister John Faulkner has alerted parliament to a fake Twitter account in his name.

He sought leave to make a personal explanation at yesterday's parliamentary sitting, claiming to "have been misrepresented".

"I have had the opportunity to view a Twitter blog, which purports to be my own personal Twitter blog," he said.

"For the purposes of the record, I wish to state that I do not have a Twitter account.

"I can also confirm for the Senate for those who might be interested that I do not have a personal Facebook account either."

The account, @SenJohnFaulkner, contained posts about transparency, accountability and nuclear materials and appeared to have been active for less than a week between 16 April and 22 April.

It claimed to be owned by John Faulkner, "A Senator for New South Wales with accountable representation since 1989. Minister for Defence. Vice-President of the Executive Council".


Fake twitter account alarms Defence Minister
 
 
 
Top Stories
Five zero-cost ways to improve MySQL performance
How to easily boost MySQL throughput by up to 5x.
 
The big winners from Defence’s back-office IT refresh
Updated: The full list of subcontractors.
 
Tracking the year of CIO churn
[Blog post] Who shone through in 12 months of disruption?
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  68%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  11%
 
Denial of service attacks
  6%
 
Insider threats
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 1009

Vote