The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
(Reuters) – Suspicious traffic to a Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) user forum appears to be part of a government-backed activity coming from China and Saudi Arabia, a Twitter spokesman told Reuters via email on Monday.
The company does not know the reason for the activity, but notified users earlier on Monday out of an abundance of caution, the spokesman said.
(This story corrects to show Twitter saying suspicious traffic appears to be coming from China and Saudi Arabia, not China and Russia)
Reporting by Jim Finkle in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe