Twitter pins its July 15th breach on a telephone spear phishing assault

Two weeks after a massive breach noticed hackers take over a few of the most distinguished accounts on Twitter — together with Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Invoice Gates — the corporate has printed extra particulars about the way it occurred. Whereas quite a few folks from the “OGUsers” grey market discussion board supplied particulars a few “Kirk” who was the supply of entry to inside instruments, it was unclear how they got here by that access within the first place.

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According to Twitter, the reply is a telephone spear phishing assault that focused a “small quantity” of staff who didn’t all have entry to administration instruments. Nonetheless, attackers then “used their credentials to entry our inside programs and acquire details about our processes.” Twitter didn’t verify a report that the entry got here from discovering logins for the admin software in a Slack channel, nevertheless it didn’t fairly rule that out both, nor did it present any readability about who might have been behind the preliminary assault.