“Powerful day for us at Twitter,” mentioned Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey after the corporate suffered a severe breach of safety amongst its excessive profile customers.
“We’re diagnosing and can share all the pieces we are able to when now we have a extra full understanding of precisely what occurred,” he mentioned at this time on his private Twitter account.
He was referring to assaults on Wednesday night of excessive profile figures together with former President Barack Obama, Invoice Gates, Kanye West, Jeff Bezos and Elong Musk – even Uber and Apple’s account had been breached.
It appears nobody is proof against cyber assaults, even Dorsey was a sufferer of an assault in 2019.
Twitter confirmed it suffered from a “coordinated social engineering assault” by itself staff that enabled the hackers to entry “inside techniques and instruments”.
The hacked accounts despatched a collection of tweets proposing a traditional bitcoin rip-off: followers had been reportedly informed that in the event that they transferred cryptocurrency to a selected bitcoin pockets, they might obtain double the cash in return.
Twitter is at the moment investigating whether or not additional ‘malicious exercise’ befell.