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Hackers Manipulated Twitter Employees Over The Phone To Get Access To Internal System

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2020
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Hackers used a phone phishing scam on various Twitter employees to post malicious messages in a July bitcoin scam, Twitter Support said Thursday.

“The social engineering that occurred on July 15, 2020, targeted a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack,” Twitter Support wrote in a July 30 blog update.

“A successful attack required the attackers to obtain access to both our internal network as well as specific employee credentials that granted them access to our internal support tools,” Twitter support wrote.

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