Twitter Hack: “We believe it to be a coordinated social engineering attack”.

One of the most widely used social media in the world, Twitter has been hacked. The twitter hack, which is believed to be ‘a coordinated social engineering attack’ has affected majorly verified accounts, tweeting on their behalf and accessing their personal information.

The hack, has caused quite a lot of uproar and having the hashtag #TwitterHacked trending till this morning. The management of the social media application has been ensuring that the abnormalities are restored.

The Twitter Support Team said, “once we became aware of the incident, we immediately locked down the affected accounts and removed Tweets posted by the attackers”. They however, stated the fact that the hack was used to access many highly-visible accounts and tweet on their behalf while assuring that their team has all hands on deck. The statement reads, “We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf. We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it”

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Meanwhile, the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey feels terrible that the hack happened. In a tweet, Jack described it as a ‘Tough day’. He however, assured that they are diagnosing and will share everything they can when they have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.

Twitter Hack

While the users of Twitter also hope that the abnormality is restored, they have been saddened by the twitter hack which happened. 

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