Twitter beefs up security after recent hacks

  • Micro-blogging site Twitter is to introduce an optional two-step login for users in a bid to tighten security following recent hackings.

    Recent attacks saw hackers break into the accounts of news organizations such as the Financial Times and the Associated Press.

    One tweet sent from AP's account said President Barack Obama had been injured.

    The Syrian Electronic Army, which supports President Bashar al-Assad's government, claimed credit for some of those breaches.

    Twitter said the new system will allow users to use a two-step system that requires a verification code for each sign-in.

    A verification code would then be sent to the account holder's mobile phone to log in.