David Clarke, former Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisc. and a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, today became the latest victim of a group describing itself as “the Turkish cyber army.” Clarke’s Twitter account was hijacked on Monday afternoon, following similar attacks last week on conservative media figures.

Clarke is a somewhat prominent Trump ally who spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention. He had met with Trump about a possible administration post which never came to fruition.

The attackers, calling themselves Ayyildiz Tim, replaced Clarke’s Twitter header image with one of their own and posted a warning that his “DM correspondence has been captured and interesting information has been reached!” Clarke’s account seems to have been recovered by 4 p.m. EST on Monday.

David Clarke’s Twitter page after being hacked by a Turkish Islamist group.

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Ayyildiz Tim–translated as “Star and Crescent Team,” a reference to the Turkish flag – last week also seized the Twitter accounts of former Fox News hosts Greta Van Susteren and Eric Bolling.

Source:: Fortune.com – Tech

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