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PostTwitter Hacked
by Tomous » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:37 am

So hackers had access to the most powerful people in the world's Twitter account and only ran a shitty Bitcoin scam for a few thousand dollars?

I've never considered this before but it is terrifying the panic you could cause with that kind of access. Tweet something from Trump, back it up with Tweets from news outlets and boom, you've started WW3.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Mafro » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:40 am



Would've thought they'd have stronger security on verified accounts given all the other extra perks they have over normal accounts.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Tomous » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:42 am

Mafro wrote:

Would've thought they'd have stronger security on verified accounts given all the other extra perks they have over normal accounts.



It seems they weren't actually hacking individual accounts but using an internal Twitter tool that let's employees interact with Twitter accounts

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Qikz » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:47 am

I hope the blue checkmarks strawberry float off forever honestly.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:01 am

All that access and they don't use trump's account but they use Biden's.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Moggy » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:10 am

Victor Mildew wrote:All that access and they don't use trump's account but they use Biden's.


The only way to tell if Trump's account is hacked is if it starts tweeting sensibly.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Cuttooth » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:43 am

There's speculation that it wasn't a hack so much as they just bribed someone at Twitter to hand over the keys to an account management tool.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Vermilion » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:47 am

Ah well, Twitter's shite anyway.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Errkal » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:51 am

Cuttooth wrote:There's speculation that it wasn't a hack so much as they just bribed someone at Twitter to hand over the keys to an account management tool.


Twitter has said it was the result of social engineering of internal peeps. As ever the easiest thing to hack are the staff.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:15 am



This one's the cherry on top. :lol:

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Mafro » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:58 am


HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Dual » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:47 am

Is Russia at it again?

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Green Gecko » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:18 pm

Ah so "hacking" is actually "social engineering" yet again.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Saint of Killers » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:59 am

Twatter hicked.

They're over there, by their theremin.
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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by KK » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:04 am

Haxored! Or whatever it is the tossers cool kids used to write in the 2000s.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Victor Mildew » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:59 am

OH NOES TEH UPL04D C0DEZ!!!111

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:35 pm

KK wrote:Haxored! Or whatever it is the tossers cool kids used to write in the 2000s.


At least they weren't those 1337 wankers.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Ironhide » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:33 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Ah so "hacking" is actually "social engineering" yet again.


I'd think it nearly always is, I'd imagine trying to break any kind of high level encryption is pretty much impossible without manipulating people into giving you a password or decryption key.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Green Gecko » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:38 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Ah so "hacking" is actually "social engineering" yet again.


I'd think it nearly always is, I'd imagine trying to break any kind of high level encryption is pretty much impossible without manipulating people into giving you a password or decryption key.

Yeah. I like to think hacking things involves some form of ingenuity, but just as often it's just blackmailing someone etc.

Legally, "computer misuse" or "hacking" is defined as "accessing information on a computer without permission" which could mean pretty much anything done on a computer.

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PostRe: Twitter Hacked
by Errkal » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:41 pm

You could argue social engineering is hacking a person.

You are finding a weakness and exploiting it, it’s just hacking of squishware.


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