4 Sep 2014

Whaledump twitter account suspended

12:13 pm on 4 September 2014

The Twitter account of the hacker involved in the Dirty Politics book and scandal has been suspended.

The @Whaledump account has been releasing hacked emails appearing to confirm the content in the book.

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Photo: Twitter

It was suspended this morning but a spokesperson for Twitter gave no reason, saying it does not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister John Key said: "We had no knowledge of this prior to it being shut down. We did not lay a complaint and it's not a matter for us".

The hacker, meanwhile, has set up a new Twitter account.

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