Twitter promises further training and security measures as the social platform continues to overcome the consequences of the large-scale hacking on Wednesday.
Twitter said in one release They will continue to investigate the event to offer more company-wide security training against social engineering tactics. This will add up the cyber security training they receive during onboarding and ongoing phishing exercises.
Around 130 accounts were compromised on Wednesday when hackers took control of key Twitter accounts to carry out a Bitcoin scam. The affected These included Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates, former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden. as well as several Cryptocurrency companies like Binance, Coinbase, BitFinex and Gemini.
“We are very aware of our responsibility towards the people who use our service and society in general. We are ashamed, disappointed and most of all sorry for us.”, said Twitter “We know we need to work to regain their trust and we will support every effort to bring those responsible to justice. We hope that our openness and transparency during this process, the steps and the work we will do to protect ourselves from other attacks in the future will be the beginning to get it right. “
Twitter said the perpetrators were able to see personal information such as email addresses and phone numbers, although the social media platform indicated that it was not being accessed to previous account passwords. You may have seen i tooAdditional information about accounts that have been hijacked by attackers.
A social engineering program
The attackers targeted employees, Twitter said using schemes intentionally manipulated to perform certain actions and disclose confidential information. Hackers used Twitter employees’ credentials to access internal systems. so accounts with Two-factor protection (2FA) has been compromised. This concerned only 130 accounts, but hackers have changed Passwords for 45 of these accounts. Some usernames may have been sold.
A report from, The New York Times said the hackers were a group of young men who had planned to attack a Discord server.
The forensic investigation into the catastrophic event continues, Twitter said, and the company is cooperating entirely with the police. Cointelegraph reported that Twitter had looked for high-level security engineers before the violation.
Mass hacking was seen as a wake-up call for centralized platforms. Some users have even found hidden messages in some transactions. These transactions result in wallets linked to Coinbase and BitPay.