Twitter regrets the hack of 130 accounts that happened earlier this week and has promised to tighten its security measures.
To prevent another occurrence, Twitter is planning to train its staff on security measures. Twitter has announced this to soften the hearts of aggrieved users.
Twitter said it has not given up in the search of the hackers but will not fold its hands to see another attack happen so it is preparing its workers for training on how to beat social engineering attacks. In addition, they will be trained on cybersecurity.
Hackers took over 130 accounts and successfully deceived Twitter users with them. The affected accounts are those that belong to VIPs such as Elong Musk, Bill Gates. Kanye West, Joe Biden and the accounts of crypto firms such as BitFinex, Coinbase, Gemini, and Binance.
Twitter rendered an apology:
“We’re acutely aware of our responsibilities to the people who use our service and to society more generally. We’re embarrassed, we’re disappointed, and more than anything, we’re sorry.”
The company promised to do its best to bring justice:
“We know that we must work to regain your trust, and we will support all efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. We hope that our openness and transparency throughout this process, and the steps and work we will take to safeguard against other attacks in the future, will be the start of making this right.”
It was all social engineering
Twitter said the target was on the staff. The staff unknowingly performed some activities that leaked secret information to the hackers. Hackers achieved great success even with 2 FA accounts because they had access to staff accounts that had the data. A total of 130 accounts were hacked while 45 of them had their passwords modified. It is possible that the hackers have sold some accounts.
The New York Times reported that those behind the attack are young people who did the act via a Discord server.
Twitter is digging deep into the matter with the help of Forensics and law enforcement agents. The company may be pardoned because it already advertised for security professionals before the attack.
This hack has caused centralized platforms to be more alert. Hidden messages were also sent to the btc wallet used in the twitter hack