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Twitter Inc, whose internal systems were breached about two weeks ago, said on Thursday the incident targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The U.S. microblogging site said the hackers targeted about 130 accounts, tweeted from 45, accessed inbox of 36, and were able to download Twitter data from seven.

Attackers additionally focused on explicit workers who approached account bolster devices, Twitter said here adding that it limited access to its inward instruments and frameworks since the time the episode happened. 

Programmers had gotten to Twitter's inside frameworks on July 15 to commandeer a portion of the stage's top voices including U.S. presidential competitor Joe Biden, unscripted television star Kim Kardashian, previous U.S. President 

Barack Obama and very rich person Elon Musk and utilized them to request advanced cash.


Publicly available blockchain records show the apparent scammers received more than $100,000 worth of cryptocurrency. The “spear-phishing” technique is a practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.

A report from Reuters said last week that more than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, making it hard to defend against the hacking.
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