San Francisco, July 23
Twitter stated on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its methods final week possible learn the direct messages of 36 accounts, together with one belonging to an elected official within the Netherlands.
In tweets from its help account and an up to date weblog publish, Twitter stated it had no indication that the non-public messages of another elected officers had been obtained.
Twitter beforehand stated the attackers tweeted from 45 “verified” accounts, together with these belonging to such well-known names as CEOs Elon Musk and Bill Gates and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Asked by Reuters if the 36 accounts the place messages might need been learn included any verified accounts, Twitter stated it will not reply.
In normal, somebody with the flexibility to tweet from an account would additionally have the ability to learn beforehand despatched or acquired messages that had not been deleted.
That would make it possible that a number of the most well-known folks on the planet had non-public messages learn by hackers nonetheless at massive. The FBI is investigating the case from its San Francisco workplace.
Twitter beforehand stated that the attackers downloaded mass knowledge from eight accounts, none of them the verified accounts with blue checks that embrace well-known folks, officers and a few within the media.
The downloading software doesn’t present entry to Twitter messages, a spokeswoman stated.
For accounts they received entry to, the corporate stated the hackers would have been in a position to see cellphone numbers and e mail addresses however not earlier passwords. Reuters