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Twitter says hackers used employee credentials to gain access to accounts

'Attackers appear to have used social engineering tactics to force employees to take certain actions and divulge key information'

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The hack which took place on Wednesday saw Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk and more well-known US figures lose access to their accounts.

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Twitter said on Saturday that the recent attack on accounts of prominent figures was carried out by hackers who infiltrated the company's internal systems using several employees' credentials.

"The attackers successfully manipulated a small number of employees and used their credentials to access Twitter's internal systems, including getting through our two-factor protections," the company said in a blog post on the matter.

The social media company said that the attackers appear to have used social engineering tactics to force employees to take certain actions and divulge key information.

From initial assessments, Twitter has found that the hack compromised 130 accounts,

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First Published: Jul 18 2020 | 3:37 PM IST

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