36 verified accounts on twitter got hacked

Twitter experienced the worst cyber security attack, last week.

In this attack, verified accounts of many important personalities got hacked which includes Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, former America’s president Barack Obama and many more.

“Massive Twitter Hack Involving Presidents & CEO’s Wasn’t Done by Professionals” — report.

The main thing about the attack was whether the hackers stole data from direct messages or not. 

It seems DMs of 36 out of 130 targeted accounts were compromised. One in every one of these 36 accounts belonged to an official from Holland. The attack came in front of the world last Wednesday when all the attacked accounts were accustomed to attract users into transferring money to a bitcoin account. 

Since then, Twitter experienced lots of critics from officials throughout the world and is under high pressure to conduct a whole investigation as soon as possible. 

In a recent update, the social media platform announced that a number of the DMs were compromised, and there was no indication that the other former or current functionary had their DMs accessed bar none. After hacking the Twitter accounts, the hackers had the access to the following tools of the users;

  • Private direct messages, including photos and videos
  • Physical location history logged at the time they had used the service
  • details about the accounts they had muted and blocked
  • contacts, which Twitter’s app would have imported from their smartphone

In other news, Twitter might find itself encrypting its DMs as per US Senator Ron Wyden’s recent statement.  In keeping with him, he has pushed CEO Jack Dorsey to shield direct messages with end-to-end encryption.

Wyden wrote: Twitter DMs are still not encrypted, leaving them liable to employees who abuse their internal access to the company’s systems, and hackers who gain unauthorized access. If hackers gained access to users’ DMs, this breach could have a panoramic impact for years to return.

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