The Twitter account of the Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal, Therese Coffey, has been well and truly hacked it would appear. According to London Spin "The attackers bombarded social media users with sexually explicit messages and comments after gaining access to her Blog, Facebook and Twitter account details".

Although the Facebook account would seem to be back under Tory control, with a message apologising that her account had been hacked and stating that she has the email address "of the person who has hacked in" which will enable her to "do something about it" the Twitter account would appear to still be awaiting a clean up after the hacker, calling himself thegh0st, posted a handful of offensive anti-Tory tweets.

The last warned another Twitter user, Tim Montgomerie who is editor of ConservativeHome blog, that "youre next on the chopping list...freak" and other postings included one which stated "David Camerons wifes a slut...she dresses like a whore!!!"

As Editorial Director and Managing Analyst with IT Security Thing I am putting more than two decades of consulting experience into providing opinionated insight regarding the security threat landscape for IT security professionals. As an Editorial Fellow with Dennis Publishing, I bring more than two decades of writing experience across the technology industry into publications such as Alphr, IT Pro and (in good old fashioned print) PC Pro. I also write for SC Magazine UK and Infosecurity, as well as The Times and Sunday Times newspapers. Along the way I have been honoured with a Technology Journalist of the Year award, and three Information Security Journalist of the Year awards. Most humbling, though, was the Enigma Award for 'lifetime contribution to IT security journalism' bestowed on me in 2011.

Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.