Centre points discover to Twitter over hack focusing on high-profile customers

New Delhi, July 18

India’s cybersecurity nodal company CERT-In has issued a discover to Twitter asking the micro-blogging platform for full particulars of the current international hack focusing on high-profile customers, because it sought full info on variety of Indian customers affected in addition to impression on information, a supply mentioned.

The supply aware about the event instructed PTI that CERT-In has additionally requested Twitter for info on variety of customers from India who’ve visited the malicious tweets and hyperlinks, and whether or not the affected customers have been knowledgeable by the platform about unauthorised entry to their Twitter accounts.

The authorities has additionally demanded info of vulnerability exploited by attackers and modus operandi of the assault and sought particulars of remedial actions taken by Twitter to mitigate the impression of the hacking incident.

Twitter was not instantly out there for feedback.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) swung into motion after studies that hackers gained entry to Twitter’s programs to hack accounts of many international company leaders, politicians, celebrities and companies.

Cyber attackers had hacked into the Twitter accounts of world excessive profile customers — together with former US President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden in addition to many company leaders together with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk — on Wednesday in a purported Bitcoin rip-off. PTI

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