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Twitter hack was "probably" the result of a vishing attack

Aug 19, 2020 - Marketline Newswire

A vishing campaign could have been behind Twitter's recent hack, which saw many high-profile accounts taken over by attackers.

In July, 130 Twitter accounts, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, were compromised and used to promote a Bitcoin scam. Attackers used the accounts to send tweets asking for Twitter users to send Bitcoin to a cryptocurrency wallet, which would then be doubled. The inboxes and Twitter data belonging to some of th...