The hackers who ran a cryptocurrency scam using high-profile, verified Twitter accounts, including those belonging to Joe Biden, Apple, Bill Gates, Uber and Barack Obama, accessed the direct messages (DMs) of 36 accounts and downloaded account data from eight accounts via “Your Twitter Data.”
There is no indication that the DMs of any former or current elected official, other than one Dutch politician, was accessed and Twitter doesn’t believe that the attackers saw any private information “for the vast majority of people” whose accounts were targeted, the company said in an update.
Twitter acknowledged that last week's attack was the result of a “coordinated social engineering campaign” involving multiple employees.
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