Bill Gates, Elon Musk Twitter Accounts Hacked In “Nigerian” Bitcoin Scam

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  1. mood

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    On the Twitter Hack
    July 20, 2020
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/07/on_the_twitter_.html
     
  2. hawki

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    "Twitter Support
    https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1286123465276178433
     
  3. mood

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    Twitter says hackers accessed Dutch politician's inbox
    Twitter says an elected Dutch official was among 36 account holders
    July 23, 2020

    https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/w...ers-accessed-dutch-politicians-inbox-71938517
    ArsTechnica: Hackers obtained Twitter DMs for 36 high-profile account holders
    Updated (July 22, 2020):
     
  4. mood

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    Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts
    July 24, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ability-to-aid-hack-of-accounts-idUSKCN24O34E
     
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    Is this the real elephant in the room?
    All the pontificating about passwords and security seems to be redundant when these incidents occur.
     
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    It's truly ridiculous. How on earth didn't they train these people against social engineering, and why didn't they install extra security software like anti-loggers on their machines? And also weird that there was no extra monitoring going on when it came to their internal tools.
     
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    Following security breach, report says Twitter contractors have been caught spying on accounts in the past
    July 27, 2020
    https://9to5mac.com/2020/07/27/foll...e-been-caught-spying-on-accounts-in-the-past/
     
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    Twitter confirms it was hit by targeted spearphishing attack
    July 31, 2020
    https://www.computerweekly.com/news...s-it-was-hit-by-targeted-spearphishing-attack
     
  9. hawki

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    "Tampa teenager accused of hacking Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and more

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Tampa teenager is in jail after being accused of hacking several high-profile Twitter accounts, according to the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office.

    According to NBC affiliate WFLA, 30 felony charges were filed against 17-year-old Graham Clark this week for “scamming people across America” regarding the Twitter hack that happened on July 15.

    Clark was booked Friday morning, according to Hillsborough County Jail records.

    Authorities said Clark hacked the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, WFLA reported..."

    https://nbc-2.com/news/state/2020/0...-accounts-of-barack-obama-joe-biden-and-more/
     
  10. mood

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    ...and two more:
    Three People Charged in Twitter Bitcoin Hack [Updated]
    July 31, 2020
    https://www.macrumors.com/2020/07/31/twitter-bitcoin-hack-teenager-arrested/
     
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    Blogger Krebs wrongly accuses man of Twitter hack, gets doxxed himself this time
    August 2, 2020
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  13. mood

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    Go read this investigation into the troubled past of alleged Twitter hacker
    From Minecraft scams to the biggest hack in Twitter’s history
    August 3, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/3/21352325/twitter-hack-arrest-go-read-this-new-york-times-profile
     
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    Twitter Hack May Have Had Another Mastermind: A 16-Year-Old
    September 1, 2020
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/technology/twitter-hack.html
     
  15. hawki

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    "Twitter hack this summer started with a tech support scam, New York regulators allege

    The hackers who took over a number of high profile Twitter accounts, including those belonging to Barack Obama and Elon Musk, for several hours this summer gained entry into Twitter's internal systems simply by posing as company IT officials making a support call, according to an investigative report Wednesday by New York regulators.

    At the time of the July 15 attack, Twitter had no chief information security officer and suffered from poor internal security controls, the report concluded..."

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/14/tech/twitter-hack-tech-support-scam/index.html
     
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