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Twitter reveals how hackers took over accounts of Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Kanye West

The Independent 31 Jul 2020 10:16
Twitter's average daily user growth spiked 34% in the second quarter of 2020
Twitter's average daily user growth spiked 34% in the second quarter of 2020 ( AP )

A series of spear phishing attacks got the individuals access to internal Twitter tools

Twitter has shared an update about the huge hack on its platform, where many high-profile users had their accounts taken over.

In mid-July, the accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kanye West, and many others were taken over to promote a cryptocurrency scam.

Twitter said that the entire system was targeted, rather than any specific account.

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