On Wednesday, there were massive account thefts on Twitter, including those of Joe Biden, Uber and Apple, which were hacked and the contents of cryptocurrency scams,media reported. Two sources close to the underground hacking community provided the media with a screenshot of an internal panel they claimed Twitter employees used to interact with user accounts.
One source said Twitter’s panel could also be used to change the ownership of some so-called OG accounts, which hackers used to steal accounts and send cryptocurrency scams.
Since then, Twitter has been busy deleting the screenshots and blocking users who have circulated them, claiming they violate the company’s rules.
This screenshot details the status of the target account, such as whether the account has been blocked, temporarily blocked, or is in a protected state. “In accordance with our rules, we are taking action against the sharing of any private information in tweets,” Twitter said in a statement. “
Shortly after the account theft, Twitter announced that it was resolving the issue and said users might not be able to send tweets or change their passwords during that time.
An hour after the incident, Republican Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, asking for more information about the incident, including how the hackers were attacked, how many user information was compromised, and whether the hack affected U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. “Please contact the Department of Justice and the FBI immediately and take all necessary steps to secure the site before this vulnerability is expanded,” Mr Hawley said. “