After the hacking that took place on a number of Twitter accounts, many users then questioned their privacy on the service. Twitter was aware of this and replied.
The company was quoted as saying, “The important question from Twitter users is – does the attacker see my privacy information? – For most people, we think the answer is no. But for the 130 targeted accounts, there are some things that we already know.” His blog, Saturday (7/18/2020).
As for the interpretation of 130 targeted accounts, Twitter said that attackers could not see the password they had used before. Therefore, these keywords are not stored in plain text or displayed using tools used in attacks.
However, the attacker can see the personal information of the target account, including the email address and phone number. This was already possible with Twitter’s internal support tools and became a tool to attack in this incident.
“In cases where the attackers have seized accounts, there is a possibility to see additional information about them. Our criminal investigation into this activity in itself is still ongoing,” Twitter said.
For this reason, the company actively communicates with the account holders affected by the attack. During the next few weeks, the company’s account focuses on a number of important things, such as returning access to the account owner who remains locked during the recovery process.
The company will continue to investigate and cooperate with law enforcement. Next, Twitter will also improve its security system to prevent similar attacks in the future.
“We will also provide additional training in the form of protection from employee engineering social tactics during preparation, including phishing training throughout the year,” the company wrote.
Rebuilding user confidence
After this incident, Twitter also said that it would work to restore the confidence of its users. The company also recognizes its responsibilities towards users of its services, including in general with the wider community.
“We are ashamed, disappointed, and more than anything else, we are sorry. We know we must work to restore user confidence, and we will support all efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice,” wrote Twitter.
The company also said, during the process, it will be open and transparent. In addition, it is expected to protect the steps and measures that must be taken to protect other attacks in the future, in addition to beginning to improve the current conditions.
130 Twitter accounts of celebs who have become hacked targets for this week
Previously, hacking Twitter accounts of celebrities and leading organizations has become a topic of conversation today. After conducting an investigation, which is still ongoing at present, the company stated that there were about 130 accounts targeted by piracy.
“Based on what we currently know, attackers target about 130 accounts in several ways as part of this incident. For a small portion of these accounts, attackers can control them and then send tweets from them,” the company said on Twitter. Support (TwitterSupport).
In fact, the perpetrators managed to hijack many influential Twitter accounts such as Tesla, SpaceX Elon Musk, former US President Barack Obama, American presidential candidate Joe Biden and others.
“We are working with account holders affected by this accident and we will continue to do so in the next few days,” the company said.
In addition, the company stated that it had taken firm steps to secure the internal system during the investigation.
“We are still assessing the long-term steps we can take and we will share more details as soon as possible,” the company said.