Twitter pins its July 15th breach on a phone spear phishing attack

Twitter pins its July 15th breach on a phone spear phishing attack

Posted July 29, 2020

Twitter pins its July 15th breach on a phone spear phishing attack

  • According to Twitter, the answer is a phone spear phishing attack that targeted a “small number” of employees who did not all have access to management tools. However, attackers then “used their credentials to access our internal systems and gain information about our processes.”
  • Twitter also released more details about what the attackers did with that access — targeting 130 accounts, tweeting from 45, accessing the DM inboxes of 36 and copying account data from 7.

engadget – Richard Lawler | July 29, 2020