Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama’s accounts hacked; Twitter says “Our investigation is still ongoing”

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and many other’s Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday. Twitter claims that the attackers hacked the internal system.

Advertisement

Twitter accounts of many billionaires were hacked on Wednesday and now the Twitter has finally spoken on the topic. A few minutes ago the Twitter support team clarified that they have detected the attack by people who’d successfully targeted some of Twitter’s employees.

“We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools,” said the Twitter support team.

According to Twitter, the developers know how the hackers used the access to take control of the highly visible Twitter accounts. “We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf. We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it.”

The Twitter team said that they have limited the functionality for almost all of the verified accounts while they are investigating. The support team said that “Once we became aware of the incident, we immediately locked down the affected accounts and removed Tweets posted by the attackers. We also limited functionality for a much larger group of accounts, like all verified accounts (even those with no evidence of being compromised), while we continue to fully investigate this.”

To read the full thread, please check here:

While Jack said that it was a tough day at Twitter and they are diagnosing and investigating the scam and will share everything they can.

The tweet read, “Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.”

https://twitter.com/jack/status/1283571658339397632

 

Subscribe to our newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time