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More Than 1,000 People Could Access Twitter’s ‘God Mode’

The admin panel used by hackers to access over one hundred accounts can be used by over 1,000 twitter employees — two former Twitter employees revealed. More than 1,000 Twitter employees and contractors had access to the internal admin panel that enabled last week’s Twitter hack of 130 high profile accounts.According to Reuters on July 24, two former employees have shed light on just how vulnerable Twitter’s security was — and may still be. They said that, in addition to employees, contractors like Cognizant could also have access.Former chief security officer at AT&T Edward Amoroso, told Reuters that such powerful…

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Twitter confirms one elected official had DMs accessed in hack

Twitter didn’t identify the politician, but reports indicate it was the Dutch Party of Freedom leader Geert Wilders. The company didn’t address which other accounts may have had their inboxes accessed. The hack ensnared a number of high-profile users, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Kanye West. Continue reading Twitter confirms one elected official had DMs accessed in hack at E-Crypto News.

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Bitcoin Investors Unfazed By Great Twitter Hack, as Volatility Remains Stable

Bitcoin traders seem unfazed by the massive Twitter hack on Wednesday, as the price of the top cryptocurrency has largely remained steady. Prominent U.S. figures including billionaires Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos were targeted by hackers in an apparent Twitter bitcoin (BTC) scam. The official accounts of former president Barack Obama as well as aspiring presidents Joe Biden and Kanye West were also hacked. According to data from crypto analytics firm Skew, bitcoin’s implied volatility “is having a muted reaction to the Twitter hack.” Over the past one month, bitcoin’s implied volatility has averaged 55%, said Skew. The…

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The Twitter Hack Fiasco: Compromised Internal Tool, Paid Insiders, Direct Message Fears

On Wednesday, a large number of Twitter accounts were compromised and the hackers used the accounts to tweet about a bitcoin doubling scam. According to multiple reports, a Twitter employee was paid to give the hackers an internal tool that let them leverage high-profile social media accounts. It was a crazy day in the world of cryptocurrencies, as a massive number of high-profile people and organizations like Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, and many others had their Twitter accounts hijacked. After the incident, a number of armchair sleuths and investigative journalists uncovered a…

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