Twitter experts continue to investigate yesterday’s well-organized attack on the service. As a precaution, after a hacker attack, the social network decided to temporarily block accounts with an attempt to change the password in the last 30 days. According to representatives of Twitter, hacked only 130 user accounts of Twitter.
According to a preliminary investigation, there is no evidence that attackers gained access to user passwords. Therefore, now Twitter is not resetting the password of all users, the company noted.
The attack, according to Twitter, affected about 130 accounts, and only a small part of them crackers were able to access. Twitter is still looking to see if they’ve got private information.
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— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 16, 2020
As an urgent response to the attack, the company limited access to its internal systems and tools and forbade all users to save data from the settings (Your Twitter Data).
In addition, the service blocked all user accounts for which someone tried to change passwords for the last 30 days. The company’s specialists explained that this was done as part of an additional procedure for ensuring user safety. The number of accounts that have been blocked is unknown.
Recall that on July 15, 2020, unknown persons gained access to a large group of verified accounts on Twitter, and on behalf of Ilon Mask, Jeff Bezos and other famous people published messages about the distribution of bitcoins.