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Twitter Says Hackers Targeted 130 Accounts in Recent Attack

July 17, 2020

The accounts were compromised after the attackers managed to gain access to internal Twitter systems and tools. The hack became apparent after high-profile accounts such as those of Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Bill Gates, or Elon Musk posted messages related to a cryptocurrency scam.

Soon after the incident was discovered, Twitter removed the fake messages, suspended the compromised accounts, and took action to limit access to internal tools.

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