Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

Two teenagers and a 22-year-old were charged with hacking the Twitter Inc accounts of famous people including former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, the Department of Justice said on Friday. Mason Sheppard, a 19-year-old British man who went by the alias Chaewon, was charged with carrying out the… Read More Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

Twitter Inc, whose internal systems were breached about two weeks ago, said on Thursday the incident targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The U.S. microblogging site said the hackers targeted about 130 accounts, tweeted from 45, accessed inbox of 36, and were able to download Twitter data from seven. Attackers… Read More Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

Twitter breach raise concerns about the platform’s security

The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter on Wednesday, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions about the platform’s security and resilience in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election. Twitter said late Wednesday hackers obtained control of employee credentials to hijack accounts including those of Democratic… Read More Twitter breach raise concerns about the platform’s security

Hackers gain access to several high-profile Twitter accounts, solicit bitcoin donations

A wave of tweets in apparent hacking swept through Twitter on Wednesday, with more than half a dozen high-profile accounts – belonging to U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, former U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rapper Kanye West, among others – used to solicit bitcoin donations. Some… Read More Hackers gain access to several high-profile Twitter accounts, solicit bitcoin donations