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Twitter has new info, seems like a group was involved

Last week, I read an article about Twitter and 30 accounts out of the 130 had direct message access. This isn’t anything new to me, seeing that administrative tools of any kind can bypass any type of two factor.

Hackers who breached Twitter’s systems last week likely accessed private messages belonging to 36 of the 130 accounts targeted, including messages for
a Dutch politician, the company said Wednesday.

In an updated blog post, Twitter said attackers accessed the direct message inbox of 36 accounts, meaning the intruders were able to view conversations belonging to affected users.
The company did not disclose the accounts that hackers had accessed, other than one elected leader in the Netherlands. Twitter has “no indication that
any other former or current elected official had their DMs accessed,” the statement said.

The statement suggests that hackers had access to private conversations from some of the most famous people on the site.

According to another article, short character accounts of 2-4 characters means status on the platform, similar to being in a gang. I never would’ve tried for a two to four letter name, I don’t think I liked that idea. The Krebs piece talks about several people and someone supposedly belonging to twitter that is named Kirk.

Any twitter postings never mentioned employees by name, and I found this particular article of interest.

The people involved in obtaining those OG accounts on July 15 said they got them from a person identified only as “Kirk,” who claimed to be a Twitter employee

Krebs on Security links to a New York Times article which I’ve not read and I do not vouch for its credibility.

Suffice it to say, I found both of these articles of value in their own right, and you can read these on your own time.

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