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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:23 PM

Twitter says high-profile hack was the result of phishing

Twitter says a recent high-profile breach that compromised more than 130 accounts belonging to celebrities and other public figures was the result of a "phishing" scam in which hackers used the phone to fool Twitter's employees into giving them access.

The social media company revealed a few more details late Thursday about the hack earlier this month, which it said targeted "a small number of employees through a phone spear-phishing attack."

"This attack relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to our internal systems," the company tweeted.

The embarrassing July 15 attack affected the accounts of some of Twitter's most high-profile users, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, in an apparent attempt to lure their followers into sending money to an anonymous Bitcoin account.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/twitter-says-high-profile-hack-was-the-result-of-phishing/ar-BB17q2z9?li=BBnb7Kz

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:46 PM

1. Thought we knew that but ok

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:47 PM

2. I was hacked, not by twitter but wanted $300.00 sent to his Bitcoin account. If he reads this it is

FU!

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