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Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts
Vice/Motherboard ^ | 7-15-2020 | Joseph Cox

Posted on 07/16/2020 8:01:31 AM PDT by servo1969

A Twitter insider was responsible for a wave of high profile account takeovers on Wednesday, according to leaked screenshots obtained by Motherboard and two sources who took over accounts.

On Wednesday, a spike of high profile accounts including those of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Uber, and Apple tweeted cryptocurrency scams in an apparent hack.

"We used a rep that literally done all the work for us," one of the sources told Motherboard. The second source added they paid the Twitter insider. Motherboard granted the sources anonymity to speak candidly about a security incident. A Twitter spokesperson told Motherboard that the company is still investigating whether the employee hijacked the accounts themselves or gave hackers access to the tool.

The accounts were taken over using an internal tool at Twitter, according to the sources, as well as screenshots of the tool obtained by Motherboard. One of the screenshots shows the panel and the account of Binance; Binance is one of the accounts that hackers took over today. According to screenshots seen by Motherboard, at least some of the accounts appear to have been compromised by changing the email address associated with them using the tool.

(Excerpt) Read more at vice.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Society
KEYWORDS: apple; barack; biden; binance; elon; gates; hack; hacker; hackers; motherboard; musk; obama; parler; socialmediacollusion; twitter; twittercollusion; uber
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Called it!
1 posted on 07/16/2020 8:01:31 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Not surprised at all.


2 posted on 07/16/2020 8:03:14 AM PDT by wally_bert (Transmission tone, Selma.)
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To: servo1969

This proves that anybody can be bought. If the price is right.


3 posted on 07/16/2020 8:06:01 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Parler ping.

4 posted on 07/16/2020 8:08:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: unixfox

It also looks like it proves that Twitter is colluding with the Democrat National Committee to influence the election.


5 posted on 07/16/2020 8:08:04 AM PDT by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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To: unixfox

It also revealed that twitter is shadowbanning postings when the ceo said they were not.


6 posted on 07/16/2020 8:09:14 AM PDT by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....He the master will plant more cotton for the democrat party)
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To: minnesota_bound

Clearly the work of a rogue low level employee who has now been warned.


7 posted on 07/16/2020 8:18:34 AM PDT by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: unixfox

Social Engineering at it’s finest.


8 posted on 07/16/2020 8:18:37 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: minnesota_bound

More completely, Jack Dorsey said before Congress that they were not.

So will he be charged with lying to Congress?

Asking for Roger Stone.


9 posted on 07/16/2020 8:19:45 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: servo1969

This hack made me LOL. Twitter sucks!


10 posted on 07/16/2020 8:20:42 AM PDT by lerker
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To: servo1969

Looks like convenient destruction or contamination of evidence.

Defense attorneys are cheering.

Dirty judges are relieved.


11 posted on 07/16/2020 8:20:59 AM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: kiryandil

Actually, some in the top level of Twitter have to wonder if the same crew accessed their emails, and connect the dots back to the DNC, in a personal way.

Makes you wonder who staged this and the agenda involved. Maybe the North Koreans? Maybe some 15-year old kid in Kansas? Maybe the Chinese? Maybe Baron Trump on a Saturday evening?


12 posted on 07/16/2020 8:21:28 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: FreedomPoster

Roger Stone should have plenty of info for his next media interview.

I assume that Jack has headed off to Africa for the next six months.


13 posted on 07/16/2020 8:22:26 AM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: kiryandil

Twitter is on a course to end the “platform” carve-out for social media. It amazes me that a company worth so much money cannot control their highly paid employees, but they cannot. Every day we are treated to some new form of partisan censorship. I used to think we should allow the market to sort it out, but I no longer feel that way because it is so blatant and pervasive. It is also pretty effective.


14 posted on 07/16/2020 8:26:56 AM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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To: unixfox

“This proves that anybody can be bought. If the price is right.”

Or tricked. Engineering humans into giving up info is easier than engineering the technology itself. People are the weakest security link.


15 posted on 07/16/2020 8:29:30 AM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: servo1969

hey, let’s make the election totally online!


16 posted on 07/16/2020 8:31:25 AM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: servo1969

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer company. I wish Twitter nothing but pure hell on earth.
Hopefully the hackers stole plenty of compromising info about the evil machinations of Twitter and the DNC that they will release over the next 3 months.
WikiLeaks II.


17 posted on 07/16/2020 8:34:25 AM PDT by SmokingJoe ( to)
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To: wally_bert

I knew it had to be an inside job. This confirms the effort.


18 posted on 07/16/2020 8:42:26 AM PDT by romanesq (Flubro, from the people who brought you the stupidity of grifters & the letter Q)
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To: romanesq

It appears that Twitter does allegedly have the capability to shadow ban selected users through a blacklist button on the backend of the companies website. It allegedly was discovered through the recent hacking incident that left some of Twitter’s biggest account holders exposed, as well as some of the companies operations

https://saraacarter.com/does-twitter-have-an-alleged-blacklist-for-shadow-banning-some-users-say-it-was-discovered-through-hack/


19 posted on 07/16/2020 8:49:22 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: servo1969
Give me all your Bitcoins and I will double them and send them back to you.
20 posted on 07/16/2020 8:57:11 AM PDT by McGruff (Polls are for dancing)
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