The Twitter breach seems to be an insider job
28.07.2020Back to news
The Twitter breach seems to be an insider job. A number of most popular accounts got a Bitcoin solicitation spam posted – such people as Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Floyd Mayweather, Kim Kardashian and some other famous names published those tweets asking followers to dispatch bitcoin contribution. In total there were more than 100 accounts breached.
As the investigation is ongoing the new facts surface: the breach might have been instrumented from the inside, Twitter employee tools were misused affecting the company’s reputation. It was revealed that an employee was called on the phone which could lead to sharing access to Twitter tools with violators.
Some accounts even had the “Your Twitter Data” archives stolen. Twitter is now investigating into the matter and launching a profound security controls evaluation as well as online training for employees. The company has narrowed down staffers’ access to the system and Twitter tools, though stating that workers could only reset the passwords with special permission.