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The latest on twitter: Monday , 7/20 18:00 PT

I was asked about any updates on the twitter situation. While its still in the investigation phase, I’m a little bit concerned, however, we really don’t know what went on so I’m not going to pass judgement.

Here’s the latest from Twitter Support and I thought I’d pass it along.

Twitter Support, We’re sharing a blog post that collects the latest on our investigation. It reiterates what we’ve already shared here, and includes a few new findings. https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/an-update-on-our-security-incident.html 2 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, As of now, we know that they accessed tools only available to our internal support teams to target 130 Twitter accounts. For 45 of those accounts, the attackers were able to initiate a password reset, login to the account, and send Tweets. 2 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, We are continuing our forensic review of all of the accounts to confirm all actions that may have been taken. 2 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, For up to eight of the Twitter accounts involved, the attackers took the additional step of downloading the account’s information through our “Your Twitter Data” tool. We are reaching out directly to any account owner where we know this to be true. 2 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, Our investigation and cooperation with law enforcement continues, and we remain committed to sharing any updates here. More to come via @TwitterSupport as our investigation continues. 2 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, We hope that our openness and transparency throughout this process, and the steps and work we will take to safeguard against other attacks in the future, will be the start of making this right. 2 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, There is a lot speculation about the identity of these 8 accounts. We will only disclose this to the impacted accounts, however to address some of the speculation: none of the eight were Verified accounts. 2 days ago, Twitter Web App

Here’s a link to that blog post and I hope we continue to learn more.

To add my own thoughts, I don’t think that this was a deliberate act of Twitter. I’m sure someone made a mistake, and the mistakes can give people a falst sense of security if a major breach takes place. Ongoing training was the big point I took from the blog post which I urge everyone to read. The investigation is still ongoing, and I’m sure we’ll learn more. The blog post has a lot of what is quoted from twitter, so please read the entire post. Thanks so much for reading the blog.

There are no news articles at press time from my sources with anything new. The link to Twitter’s blog came directly from Twitter directly.


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The latest on twitter: Monday , 7/20 18:00 PT was released on July 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm by tech in security news and commentary.
Last modified: July 20, 2020.


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