Twitter updates the progress of its investigation into the massive hacking that it suffered in the week. There is no good news for some users.
It’s been a few days since Twitter was the victim of a historical hack, where multiple official accounts were intervened to mount an elaborate fraud with cryptocurrencies.
Slowly the details have been known on embezzlement operation. Confirming that the real problem was inside Twitter, with employees involved in a situation that, in one way or another, ended up giving hackers control of their administrative tools.
Now, the company has published in his official blog some extra details that they would have found now that he has advanced with the investigations. Broadly speaking, this is what they have advanced:
- It all happened on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
- Hackers used social engineering to gain access to the accounts of Twitter employees.
- These criminals used the platform’s internal technical support tools to intervene on the affected accounts.
- 130 users were hacked.
- Passwords were reset in 45 accounts to maintain the scam.
- All data from 8 accounts were downloaded, using the backup function of the social network. Although it is not known if that also involved direct messages.
- Hackers may have had access to private data such as email addresses and mobile phone numbers.
The eight accounts that were tapped with all their downloaded information are not verified accounts. The social network has already confirmed this. But questions remain about why they did it.