“We believe that for up to 36 of the 130 targeted accounts, the a*******s accessed the DM inbox, including 1 elected official in the Netherlands,” Twitter said in a tweet. “To date, we have no indication that any other former or current elected official had their DMs accessed.”
The a****k last week — which promoted a Bitcoin scam — affected numerous verified accounts including that of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kim Kardashian West and many others.
Twitter said the a*******s compromised the accounts by targeting Twitter employees and gaining access to an internal administrative tool.
Twitter says some accounts had personal data stolen in massive h**k.
Cyber security experts and policymakers opine that the bitcoin scam may mask a much more troubling data breach involving the personal communications of the world’s most powerful people.
The h*****s targeted workers who had administrative privileges.
Once a number of them had been compromised, the h*****s used their access to internal controls to send out tweets promoting a Bitcoin scam under accounts owned by Bill Gates, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Warren Buffett, and others.