Twitter is one of the major social networking sites. Now, recently it did witness a major breach with the accounts of several prominent people getting hacked. A series of high-profile accounts on the platform were highjacked on Wednesday. Twitter hacked with some of the platform’s top voices including Elon Musk, Apple, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and etc.
Even after two hours of the first wave of hacks, the cause of the breach had not yet been made public. In a sign of the seriousness of the issue, Twitter took the extraordinary step of preventing at least some verified accounts from publishing. Although it doesn’t seem clear whether all the verified users were affected by this action, but if there was, a huge impact on the platform would be there.
Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened.
We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.
💙 to our teammates working hard to make this right.
— jack (@jack) July 16, 2020
Now, commenting on the recent attack, Kock Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter said, “Tough day for all of us at Twitter. We feel terrible this happened. We are diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened. (Blue Heart Emoji) to our teammates working hard to make this right”. After this was reported, as mentioned earlier, they’ve stopped preventing at least some verified accounts from publishing.
We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2020
After Twitter hacked they have also mentioned that they have locked certain accounts and will restore access only when everything is secured. Now a spokesperson of Bill Gates stated “We can confirm that this was not sent by Bill Gates. This appears to be part of a larger issue that Twitter is facing. Twitter is aware and working on the restore to account”. The issue is not fixed yet. The hackers were not found too. For more updates regarding this breach, stay tuned with us!
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