Tech News : How Twitter Got Hacked?? – Case Study | TechKnow Addicted

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·         So unfortunately Twitter got hacked on 15th of July.


What just happened?


  • So some young hackers just got access to some of the high profile accounts of twitter and have posted similar posts from each of the accounts.


What was that post was?


·         They posted doubling scheme i.e if someone will  transfer $1000 to them they will return $2000 in the sense they will transfer doubled of the transacted money.


Whose accounts were hacked ?

·         Some of the verified profile including Elon Musk , Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos and many more high profiles.


Why Bitcoins?

·         Bitcoin is the digital currency or say cryptocurrency so there is no transaction logs or say if someone do transaction with bitcoins that transactions will be anonymous transaction i.e no one will know that who is the sender and who is the receiver.


How it was happened?

·         So that young hackers used social engineering method to get unauthorized access to twitter’s internal system.

·         One of the employee of twitter was a victim of this attack so hackers or we can say social engineers got internal credentials of twitter through victim.


And twitter admitted that their employee was the victim.



“Human Stupidity, that's why Hackers always win.”

Social engineering has become about 75% of an average hacker's toolkit, and for the most successful hackers, it reaches 90% or more.

                                             ~ John McAfee

Author: Param Dhagia

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