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Turkish hackers take over Colorado fire official's Twitter account

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 15:57:39-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Springs Fire Department's Twitter account was apparently one of hundreds hijacked amid a diplomatic feud between Turkey and Germany and the Netherlands.

The department said Wednesday that its account had been hacked and asked people to ignore tweets posted between midnight and 6 a.m.

KRDO-TV captured an image of the department's account which shows the cover photo changed to the Turkish flag and an avatar that appears to be a pin from the Ottoman Empire.

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