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Twitter Hack Triggers US Lawmakers’ Scrutiny, FBI Probe As Company Says At Least 130 Accounts Targeted

In Brief: The Attack So Far

As investigations into Twitter hack, the company has revealed that the attackers targeted about 130 accounts, where they gained control and were able to Tweet a Bitcoin scam from high profile individual’s accounts, in what is the company’s major hacking incident. The company has however not said whether the attackers managed to access victims DMs even as it “believes” users’ passwords were not tampered with.

Now, multiple investigations have been launched into the attack with the FBI being one of the major agencies probing the attack that saw accounts belong to Joe BIden, Kanye West, Elon Musk and Barack Obama among other prominent personalities and companies compromised. US lawmakers have also demanded more information from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about the attack.

The incident which has raised concerns about Twitter’s security practices.

More to follow in subsequent posts on the hack.

|Afroway

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