Indian government issues notice to Twitter after massive Hack

Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2020

According to PTI'ssources familiar with the matter, CERT-In has also inquired about whether the hacked users have been informed about the breach and how many Indians were able to see/interact with the fraudulent tweets that went out from those compromised accounts.

The New York Times published an account on July 17 that was based on interviews with hackers that have stated that they were involved in the sale of a few of the hijacked desirable accounts, but they didn't participate in the attack on Twitter or the Bitcoin scam.

Twitter revealed late Friday night that hackers had downloaded personal data, possibly including private messages, from up to eight of the accounts targeted in this week's massive hack. After that, they unnoticed by users dropped and changed the password for 45 accounts.

The company said that it was assessing "whether non-public data related to these accounts was compromised, and will provide updates if we determine that occurred".

Group of hackers behind the incident: 4 people involved in hacking also shared screenshots related to all their activities and conversations which proves that behind this biggest online attack in America, there was a large group of hackers, not Russian Federation or any other country.

A New York Times report on Friday suggested that the hack was the work of "a group of young people - one of whom says he lives at home with his mother - who got to know one another due to their obsession with owning early or unusual screen names, particularly one letter or number, like @y or @6". However, later a hacker with the name "lol" decided that Kirk was not actually apart of Twitter, simply because he was too willing to damage the company. However, it is unclear whether your data, including private messages, was accessed in other ways. The Times said people investigating the case said these facts were consistent with their findings.

The hackers targeted Twitter employees to gain access to its internal tools, which is unlike usual cyberattacks that tend to exploit vulnerabilities in a platform's code. The company said this method even managed to get through its two-factor protections. But you really should not sent your bitcoins to this address. He has said, 'I work on Twitter. This internal tool is intended for employees to handle customer support requests and to moderate content, said a person familiar with Twitter's security.

The bogus tweets had offered Dollars 2,000 for every USD 1,000 sent to a Bitcoin account. In the story, "lol" did not confirm his identity but revealed he lived on the West Coast of the USA and was in his 20s.