Twitter, which had a serious security vulnerability, and leaked directly to the management panel, explained what information the attackers could access. It was announced that the data of eight accounts were downloaded.
Recently, Bitcoin shares were made from the officially approved accounts of many famous names on Twitter. As a result of a successful social engineering campaign carried out by hackers, the information of various accounts was reached.
Along with a statement made on Twitter, he gave information about what information the accounts appeared. Eight of the leaked accounts have been downloaded. Account information can be downloaded using the Twitter Data tool.
8 account information received
It was announced that hackers using Twitter’s Twitter Data tool downloaded their account information, account details and activities for 8 accounts. The firm reported that they had reached out to those affected by this attack and explained what had happened in the attack.
In a broader sense, the vulnerability affected 130 different accounts. According to the statement from Twitter, the attackers could not see the old passwords of the accounts, but they managed to access personal information such as phone number and e-mail address. It was stated that if the attackers had taken these accounts, different information might have been exposed.
At this point, Twitter stated that he refrained from making more explanations, citing judicial proceedings. In addition, it is stated that the work is continuing to regain the accounts of those who are locked out. Publishing a very long flood on the subject, Twitter announced how it progressed step by step.
Tightens Twitter education
In the statements made from the famous social media platform, it was stated that the trainings will be tightened so that the employees will be more secure against such social engineering or phishing attacks in the future. It was also stated that different measures will be taken.
The security issue experienced caused messages to be published from many important accounts for fraud purposes. These names included names like Bill Gates. According to Twitter’s description, passwords were changed in 45 accounts. Regarding the progress of the subject, it is striking that Twitter has followed a very clear process.