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Twitter reveals scammers breached user accounts via phone spear-phishing attack

31 Jul 2020

“Not all of the employees that were initially targeted had permissions to use account management tools, but the attackers used their credentials to access our internal systems and gain information about our processes.”

Earlier this month, Twitter was hit with a major security breach that allowed scammers to access some of the platform’s most high-profile accounts. Those accounts included Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bezos, and over a hundred others. Since the attack, Twitter has remained relatively quiet about just how it occurred and what data was accessed. Until now, that is.

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