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A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning

Zack Whittaker
A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning

It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday, two weeks after he disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi had long been a target of a Saudi troll army, according to the report, which employed hundreds of people to stifle the speech of government critics, like Khashoggi, who left the kingdom to live and work in the United States. According to the report, Western intelligence officials told Twitter that one of its employees, a Saudi national, was asked by the Saudi government to spy on the accounts of dissidents.