More than 1,000 people were able to access Twitter’s “God Mode”.

More than 1,000 Twitter employees and contractors had access to the internal management panel, which allowed 130 high-profile Twitter accounts to be hacked last week.

According to Reuters on July 24th Two former employees have revealed how vulnerable Twitter security was. and it can still be. They said that in addition to employees, contractors like Cognizant could also have access.

AT T’s former chief of security, Edward Amoroso, told Reuters Such powerful controls shouldn’t be available to so many people.

More than 1,000 people were able to access Twitter’s “God Mode”.
More than 1,000 people were able to access Twitter’s “God Mode”.

“That seems to be too many people with access,” he said, adding that employees should have limited rights with shared responsibilities and multiple checks and balances to adjust sensitive information.

“To do cyber security well, don’t forget boring things.”

What happened?

On July 15, the attackers accessed the Twitter admin panel and can take control of any Twitter account. Post tweets and access personal information, including private messages.

They posted “fraud gifts” from Bitcoin (BTC) fraud and promised to return twice the amount received. Overall, the fraudsters escaped with around 12 BTC.

The best-known accounts that were violated include Tesla founder Elon Musk, former U.S. President Barack Obama, Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and U.S. Presidential candidate 2020. and former Vice President Joe Biden. Other celebrities, politicians, and top businesspeople also lost control of their accounts.

Twitter and the FBI work together to investigate the rape, and keep Twitter informed of their results. The company was founded on July 23 uncovered that in “up to 36 of the 130 specific accounts the attackers accessed the DM inbox, including 1 elected official in the Netherlands”.


  • A total of 130 accounts affected by attackers
  • 45 accounts had sent tweets from attackers
  • 36 accounts had access to the DM inbox
  • A file was downloaded from “Your Twitter Data” for 8 accounts, none of which was verified

– Twitter support (@TwitterSupport) July 23, 2020

Twitter has also announced that they are looking for a new chief of security to improve employee safety and training.

Security experts are concerned that the updates required for this and Twitter processes will not be completed before the U.S. election on November 3, and that other countries will have the ability to manipulate earnings through account acquisitions in the U.S. social networks.

Network security company Tenable founder Ron Gula said, “Is Twitter doing enough to prevent our presidential candidates and the media from being accountable for sophisticated threats that use nationwide approaches?” ? “

“Is Twitter doing enough to disregard our presidential and media accounts when faced with sophisticated threats that use nationwide approaches?”

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