You know it's an election year when?
The Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have been compromised in the most widespread hack the platform has ever seen. This is all due to a bitcoin scam that earned its creators quite a bit of money.
The unprecedented hack was of accounts beloning to President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Michael Bloomberg, and Apple. Twitter has confirmed it took steps blocking new tweets from every verified user, as well as locking all compromised accounts.
The company revealed that its own internal employee tools were compromised and used in the hack.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wrote, “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.” Product chief Kayvon Beykpour also released a public statement on his personal account, writing, “Our investigation into the security incident is still ongoing but we’ll be posting updates from @TwitterSupport with more detail soon. In the meantime I just wanted to say that I’m really sorry for the disruption and frustration this incident has caused our customers.”
Twitter has confirmed that employee tools were used in the hack, but not which ones.
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