0
Wireless

Twitter suffers major internal hack in bitcoin scam to access well-known accounts

Thursday 16 July 2020 | 08:31 CET | News
Twitter has suffered a major hack of its internal systems, with the culprits gaining access to the official accounts of well-known people such as Joe Biden, Kanye West, Bill Gates and Elon Musk. The company locked down a much larger group of accounts after the incident while it investigated. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Twitter
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

BitPay Card adds support for Apple Pay in the US

Published 17 Feb 2021 11:00 CET | United States
BitPay announced that US cardholders of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard can add their card to Apple Wallet and spend with Apple ...

Twitter hires former hacker 'Mudge' as head of security

Published 18 Nov 2020 12:43 CET | World
Twitter appointed known hacker Peiter Zatko (Mudge) as its new head of security in the wake of a major internal hack that took ...

British teenager charged in US over Twitter hack

Published 03 Aug 2020 11:12 CET | United States
The US Department of Justice has charged a UK man living in Bognor Regis over a major hacking attack on Twitter, BBC News ...

Twitter user growth accelerates in Q2, but revenues, profits fall on weak ad market

Published 23 Jul 2020 15:15 CET | World
Twitter reported accelerated growth in users in the second quarter, as more people took to the social media platform to discuss ...

Twitter says hackers manipulated employees to access internal systems

Published 20 Jul 2020 09:12 CET | World
Twitter has confirmed that the hack of several well-known accounts on its service was the result of employees disclosing access ...

Onderzoek naar verdere gevolgen grootschalige Twitter-hack

Published 16 Jul 2020 08:00 CET | World
Twitter heeft te maken gehad met een gecoördineerde social engineering-aanval, waarbij sommige werknemers met toegang tot interne ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

18 Oct Apple Event
19 Oct A1 Telekom Austria Q3 2021
19 Oct Tele2 Q3 2021
19 Oct Netflix Q3 2021
19 Oct Iridium Q3 2021
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
19 Oct Pixel Fall Launch
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
20 Oct Crown Castle Q3
20 Oct Verizon Q3 2021
20 Oct Elisa Q3 results
20 Oct Bango strategy day
20 Oct Samsung Unpacked Part 2
21 Oct AT&T Q3 2021
21 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2021
21 Oct Telenor Q3 2021
21 Oct Intel Q3
21 Oct Telia Q3 results
21 Oct Snap Q3
22 Oct Doro Q3 results
22 Oct Ericsson Q3 2021
::: More Calendar Items