Twitter: read messages from 36 affected accounts

Twitter: read messages from 36 affected accounts
Just a week after the attack on Twitter that brought social security systems to their knees, allowing the users to steal over 120,000 dollars in Bitcoin, the platform intervenes by providing a further update on what has happened. Direct messages were accessed for 36 of the 130 compromised accounts.

Twitter: read the messages from 36 accounts of the 130 compromised accounts

The people responsible for the action therefore peeked into the boxes of the victims, including that of a Dutch politician. The company did not name and surname, but a look at the list of those who suffered the violation turns out to be Geert Wilders, founder and leader of the Party for Freedom.

We believe that for a maximum of 36 of the 130 affected accounts, the attacker logged into the Direct Message inbox, including a Dutch official. To date, we have no indication that other former or current officials have compromised their Direct Messages.

We believe that for up to 36 of the 130 targeted accounts, the attackers accessed the DM inbox, including 1 elected official in the Netherlands. To date, we have no indication that any other former or current elected official had their DMs accessed.

- Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 22, 2020



Holding account of how among others Barack Obama and Joe Biden have been concerned, also in consideration of the delicate moment for American politics, the failure to compromise their accounts can be considered good news.

Remember that on the case is also investigating the FBI with the purpose of shedding light on the exact dynamics. According to the first reconstructions of the security experts, the responsibility may be attributed to the PlugWalkJoe , a young English member of the group ChucklingSquad already capable of breaking the profile of the CEO Jack Dorsey.

Source: Twitter Support on Twitter

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