Victorian MP’s Twitter hacked to ‘like’ X-rated pictures

MP's twitter account hacked to like hard-core porn

MP’s twitter account hacked to like hard-core porn Photo: Glenn Hunt

A Victorian MP says his Twitter has been hacked after pornographic images were marked as “liked” on his account.

Martin Foley, the state’s Disability, Ageing and Mental Health Minister, said on Tuesday his account had been hacked  and the perpetrator had added a number of X-rated pictures to a list of favourite posts.

Martin Foley, the state Labor member for Albert Park.

Martin Foley, the state Labor member for Albert Park. Photo: Teagan Glenane

“It was discovered today that my Twitter account had been hacked and that obscene material had been added to my ‘Likes’,” Mr Foley said.

“This material was removed immediately, a process that took some moments due to complications from the hacking process.

“I apologise to any Twitter followers who were as offender as I was.”

Twitter’s “like” function allows users to click a heart icon to show their appreciated for posts and bookmark them.

Other people are able to see which posts someone has added to the like list.