Here's how all those high-profile Twitter accounts got hacked

big Twitter breach of high-profile bills belonging to celebrities, politicians, trillion-dollar companies, and other public figures has taken the information superhighway by storm. Twitter has been hacked a number of times before, but not at such an exceptional scale involving a simultaneous attack on major debts.So how did hackers be able to pull off this massive-scale attack on some of the ultimate social media systems?Twitter now has a solution.

The agency has confirmed that its own inner admin methods and tools were exploited by hackers to gain access to time-honored debts."We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people that successfully focused some of our employees with access to internal programs and tools," Twitter wrote in a threaded tweet explaining what happened. "We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including validated) bills and tweet on their behalf. "

You can read all of the tweet thread below.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 16, 2020

Twitter breach: Who was responsible?

Twitter's remark seems to suggest that a number of people were concerned in the hack.However, a TechCrunch report from earlier today claims that the attack was masterminded by a hacker who goes by the name Kirk. Sources tell the book that Kirk remodeled $100,000 in just a few hours after gaining manage of the inner Twitter tool.The hacker used this admin tool to reset the email addresses associated with affected debts and because of this pushed out the dubious crypto scam message. Check out the screenshot of the exploited Twitter tool below.TechCrunch

Meanwhile, a report by Motherboard claims that a Twitter worker was guilty for this mess. Two assets who were concerned in the breach told the hole that a corporation insider was integral to the hacks and they were paid for the job.Twitter, however, hasn't confirmed this. A spokesperson told Motherboard that the platform remains to be investigating the difficulty.The agency is unsure if an employee hijacked the bills or gave hackers access to the admin tool.Whatever could have came about, Twitter is surely going to bear the brunt of this latest breach for a very long time to come back. It also saw a slide in stock prices as a result of the high-profile hacks and could face added scrutiny from professionals going forward.For now, Twitter has locked all affected money owed and will only give owners access once they're able to be restored safely."Internally, we've taken huge steps to restrict access to internal systems and tools while our research is ongoing. More updates to return as our research maintains," the agency stated in its last post on the guide channel.

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Dated : 2021-02-25 09:52:47

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