• A hacker used Twitter's own ‘admin' tool to spread cryptocurrency scam

    26 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    A hacker allegedly behind a spate of Twitter account hacks on Wednesday gained access to a Twitter “admin” tool on the company's network that allowed them to hijack high-profile Twitter accounts to spread a cryptocurrency scam , according to a person with direct knowledge of the incident.
    The account hijacks hit some of the most prominent users on the social media platform, including leading cryptocurrency sites, but also ensnared several celebrity accounts, notably Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
    Vice earlier on Wednesday reported details...
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  • How did Twitter's hackers do it? Here's one likely explanation

    How did Twitter's hackers do it? Here's one likely explanation

    26 days ago - By Fortune

    Cybersecurity experts are speculating about the cause of a spate of high-profile Twitter hijackings that rocked the social media giant on Wednesday.
    The accounts of many of Twitter's most prominent users including former Vice President Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates posted fraudulent tweets intended to lure people into Bitcoin-related scams.
    Early theories about what went wrong suggested the work of SIM swapping , a hacking technique that involves taking over phone numbers linked to online accounts. Last year, a hacker group employed the method to...
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