The alleged mastermind behind the 15 July “hack” of Twitter accounts of business titans, celebrities and a former president didn’t need sophisticated hacking tools to pierce the company’s security system.
Twitter has struggled for years to police the growing number of employees and contractors who have the ability to reset users’ accounts and override their security…
Twitter said several of its employees were manipulated by hackers into providing credentials for internal systems, and 130 Twitter accounts were targeted including those of Joe Biden, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
Twitter said hackers accessed its internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices and used them to solicit digital currency.
Twitter has posted a job listing for Web engineers to build a new subscription-based platform, sending its shares surging on Wednesday.