The hackers who two weeks ago made a break of 130 accounts of famous people and companies on Twitter before the attack was sent to the phones of employees of Twitter phishing messages.
The company announced in his blog.
“On the eve of a hacker attack on July 15 this year, the phones of a small number of our employees was attacked by the phishing messages,” reads the blog.
Twitter added that the hackers were thus able to access the internal networks through the acquisition of these specific employees.
It is noted that despite the fact that none of these employees had access to tools for managing user accounts, hackers still use that information to penetrate internal network with the purpose of obtaining information about the internal processes of the social network.
The company noted that this information and allowed the hackers to attack the employees who had access to tools for account management and subsequently use them for their own malicious purposes.
As you know, phishing is a form of fraud, which aims to entice gullible or inattentive network users personal data. Scammers use all sorts of tricks which often force the user to reveal sensitive data – for example, sending e-mails with proposals to confirm the account registration containing links to a website on the Internet, the appearance of which fully copies the design of known resources
So, among the 130 was hacked accounts: the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon musk, the founder of Microsoft Corporation bill gates, the CEO of Amazon and the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos, Chairman of the investment Fund Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett, and former Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden, who is expected to be the Democratic candidate in the presidential election.
The hackers also gained access to personal messages, 36 of them.
The Federal Bureau of investigation, the U.S. has begun investigating attacks by hackers on Twitter accounts of American celebrities.