Today Twitter revealed information about the hacking of the Twitter accounts of high-profile users. The accounts were hacked on July 15. Wednesday’s attack targeted several popular politicians, business tycoons and celebrities including Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Barack Obama and many more.
The hackers were able to reset the password of the users including private messages. The hackers may have also tried to sell the user names of some of the accounts. The data was not downloaded from any verified accounts, without providing identities, Twitter said.
Twitter said that the hackers targeted 130 accounts and were able to log in, reset the password and send tweets. Twitter also said that the hackers manipulated a small number of employees and used their credentials to access Twitter’s internal systems through two-factor protections.
“As of now, we know that they accessed tools only available to our internal support teams to target 130 Twitter accounts. For 45 of those accounts, the attackers were able to initiate a password reset, log in to the account, and send Tweets”, Twitter replied.
According to the New York Times, the hackers were not a part of any organized crime, had no links with any organization and were young pals.
It is said by the company that, for instance, maybe or whether the hackers read any of the private messages of the hacked accounts.
Twitter is working with the officials, authorities and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to find out the identities of the hackers.
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