Twitter users have been urged to keep their accounts offline after hackers used an app to steal data.
A report from the UK’s Channel 4 News claimed the account of journalist and writer Zoe Quinn was being used to track down sources of her Twitter posts.
A spokesperson for Twitter said:”We’re aware of the Channel 4 report, which is incorrect.
We’ve confirmed that we have received it, and we’re working to resolve it.”
The report, published on Thursday, said a “botnet” that was also being used by the hackers was used to steal the user data, as well as the “social media feeds of other users”.
“Some users reported being tricked into downloading a fake ‘social network app’ which was then installed on their devices, forcing them to use an app called ‘the social network’,” the report said.
“The malware also was able to install a fake adware that redirected users to another fake social network.”
The hack was believed to have originated from Russia.
Twitter did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.