Twitter Is Back Online Following Tweetdeck, Andriod App And Access Issues
Twitter is back online after users experienced multiple issues on both the Android app and Tweetdeck, possibly due to a coordinated hacker infiltration.
Tweeters were locked out of the Android app and mobile web access. Tweeteck also incorrectly displayed the age of tweets. The issue appears to have started around 7:41 p.m. EST when Android users received a notification they had been logged out of Twitter.
A coder has noticed the Twitter for Android's login traffic, where it displays "Mon, 29 Dec 2015" with the last modified date being "Mon, 29 Dec 2014" which is obviously where the error is coming from. According to Twitter's server response at the time of writing, most of 2015 has happened, and we are heading into a bright new 2016 in a couple of days time.
"We are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in," Twitter said at the time.
Upon trying to log back in, users were met with failure notifications. Attempts to reset passwords via the mobile app were also unsuccessful. Users were able to reset their passwords via the website, but could not access the Twitter app. Tweetdeck users were also seeing new tweets displaying as 364 days old and attempts to view pictures or user profiles by clicking on links from within the app were met with failure notices within desktop web browsers.
Mobile web browser users on Android also reported issues accessing the social network. The account, which makes references to the Anonymous hacker group, sent tweets demanding more followers by Monday morning in order to return Twitter to 100 percent status. Users on iPhones and iPads did not appear to experience any issues.