Twitter confirmed that the official Twitter accounts of social media giant Facebook Inc and its Messenger platform were hacked.
A Twitter spokesman said in an email that the accounts were hacked through a third-party platform.
“As soon as we became aware of the problem, we locked the compromised accounts and collaborated closely with our partners on Facebook to restore them,” said Twitter spokesman.
Separately, Facebook also confirmed that some of its official social media accounts were hacked on Friday.
“Some of our corporate social accounts were hacked short but we have secured and restored access,” Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne said.
The account of Twitter Inc’s executive director Jack Sensitivitysey was hacked in August, which allowed an unauthorized person to send public tweets including rattles and curses to his 4 million followers before Twitter secured the account.