(Reuters) – Twitter mentioned late on Thursday that hackers focused about 130 accounts in the course of the cyber assault this week, an incident by which profiles of many outstanding personalities and organizations had been compromised.
Hackers had accessed Twitter’s inside techniques to hijack a number of the platform’s high voices together with U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, actuality TV star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk and used them to solicit digital foreign money.
In its newest assertion, Twitter mentioned that the hackers had been capable of acquire management to a “small subset” of the focused accounts, and ship tweets from them.
The firm added that it was persevering with to evaluate whether or not the attackers had been capable of entry personal information of the focused accounts.
The high-profile accounts that had been hacked additionally included rapper Kanye West, Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, investor Warren Buffett, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, and the company accounts for Uber and Apple.
Twitter reiterated that it was working with impacted account homeowners.
The FBI’s San Francisco division is main an inquiry into the hacking, with many Washington lawmakers additionally calling for an accounting of the way it occurred.
The regulation enforcement company mentioned that cyber attackers dedicated cryptocurrency fraud within the incident. Publicly out there blockchain data present the obvious scammers obtained greater than $100,000 value of cryptocurrency.
“We’re still in the process of assessing longer-term steps that we may take and will share more details as soon as we can,” Twitter added in its assertion.
(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)