The objects of the recent hacker attacks on Twitter were about 130 accounts. This was announced in the support of the social network.
“Based on currently available information, we believe that in the context of the incident in any way was attacked by approximately 130 accounts. The attackers were able to gain control over a small part of them and sent tweets from these accounts”, — stated in the message.
Recall that a massive hacker attack on Twitter occurred on 15 July. The attackers gained access to verified accounts of many American celebrities, and in their name offered to transfer them to bitcoins. In particular, the hacking was subjected to the accounts of Microsoft founder bill gates, the head of SpaceX and Tesla Elon musk, the CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos, former U.S. President Barack Obama, rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian. Thus, hackers managed to lure users more than 110 thousand dollars.
It is assumed that the hackers didn’t directly hack the accounts of celebrities, and got access through a bribed employee Twitter