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Cyberscoop has some more news on twitter: Krebs adds to it too

There are two articles on Cyberscoop. The first, names the 17-year-old as Graham Ivan Clark . While the news sources that cover main stream news didn’t name the 17-year-old, we know that this individual will apparentlly be charged as an adult, so I don’t see why I need to keep that silent.

Members of the scheme allegedly communicated on the messaging app Discord, advertising illicit access to Twitter accounts and promising to provide other
users with access to any account in exchange for a fee.

Tweets from the high-profile victims resulted in 415 bitcoin transfers into a cryptocurrency account controlled by the attackers, according to a criminal
complaint. The suspects earned more than $117,000 as part of the effort, according to the DOJ.

I’ve heard of discord, but I’ve never used it. I don’t remember the other articles mentioning this, and I found this of interest.

This first article is entitled Hackers breached Twitter accounts by targeting employees by phone and is only the beginning of what could get interesting.

The last, Hackers breached Twitter accounts by targeting employees by phone talked about the Spear Phishing attempt. Read more about phishing via Wikipedia which has a heading for Spear Phishing.

The attackers targeted a “small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack,” Twitter said in a statement. Thursday. Not all the affected employees had access to account management tools, the company said, but hackers used their credentials to gather information
about Twitter’s internal processes. They then used that reconnaissance data to inform attacks on Twitter personnel with deeper access.

“This attack relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to our internal
systems,” the company said in a blog post.

I’m sure people will want to talk about this, and the boards and my email await you. This is definitely getting interesting.

Brian Krebs also just published today Three Charged in July 15 Twitter Compromise which I thought he would.

I have not yet read Kreb’s take on this as of yet. I know I will enjoy it, but there are some more sources on this.

The first https://technology.jaredrimer.net/2020/07/31/florida-teenager-arrested-in-massive-twitter-hack-two-adults-also-charged/”>blog post on this subject takes it from mainstream media sources. This post takes it from the tech sources I read. One of the posts was from a tech source, but here is some more. Enjoy!


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