More than a thousand employees of the social network Twitter have a level of service access that could be of interest to hackers, reports Reuters, citing former employees of the company.
Earlier, the company reported that hackers who broke into several accounts of American celebrities in the microblogging service penetrated the company’s internal systems using the credentials of a “small number” of employees.
Two former Twitter employees told the Agency that at the beginning of 2020, the company employed more than a thousand people with a level of service access that could be used by hackers. These employees have access to internal tools that allow them to change user settings and transfer account management to other people.
The victims of the hack included former US Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Tesla, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, billionaires Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, rapper Kanye West, Apple, Uber, and others. The authors of the messages in the hacked accounts promised to return the bitcoins sent to them within 30 minutes in a doubled amount. The Twitter support service reported that about 130 accounts were hacked. The FBI began investigating the hack.