CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has apologised for the hack incident which took place yesterday.
Accounts owned by Bill Gates, Elon Musk
Joe Biden, Warren Buffett, Kanye West, Michael Bloomberg, Apple, Uber & Jeff Bezos were hacked by Bitcoin scammers.
“Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened.
We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.
💙 to our teammates working hard to make this right.” Jack Dorsey tweeted
The Twitter support handle also released a statement on what they discovered so far in the investigation.
Read full statement below :
Our investigation is still ongoing but here’s what we know so far:
We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools.
We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf. We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it.
Once we became aware of the incident, we immediately locked down the affected accounts and removed Tweets posted by the attackers.
We also limited functionality for a much larger group of accounts, like all verified accounts (even those with no evidence of being compromised), while we continue to fully investigate this.
This was disruptive, but it was an important step to reduce risk. Most functionality has been restored but we may take further actions and will update you if we do.
We have locked accounts that were compromised and will restore access to the original account owner only when we are certain we can do so securely.
Internally, we’ve taken significant steps to limit access to internal systems and tools while our investigation is ongoing. More updates to come as our investigation continues.