The massive Twitter hack that took place mid-July was the result of a spear phishing attack according to the social media giant.
According to Twitter, the hackers were able to gain access to Twitter’s internal network by using the credentials of employees that were targeted using the spear phishing attack.
Being able to access the internal Twitter network, these hackers were able to target employees who had access to account management and support tools allowing them to target 130 Twitter accounts.
According to the report, the hackers tweeted from 45 of these accounts while accessing the Direct Message (DM) inbox of 36 and downloading data of just seven accounts.
Although the company claims that these tools and processes are constantly being updated and improved, they have limited access to the internal tools and system following the Twitter hack on 15 July and as a result their response time to some support needs will be slower.
The Twitter hack targeted accounts of high profile politicians, businessmen and celebrities with bogus Tweets sent from their accounts offering to double the amount of Bitcoin sent to a particular address. According to sources, these hackers were able to gain over $113,500 from the online crypto scam.
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