A week ago, Twitter confronted the biggest ever cybersecurity attack where verified corporate accounts of Apple, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former US President Barack Obama were hacked. The main concern in regard to the assault all the hackers stole data from direct messages or not. It turns out, DMs of 36 out of 130 targeted accounts were compromised. One of these 36 accounts belonged to an elected official from the Netherlands.
The attack became visible last Wednesday when all the hacked accounts were utilized to bait users into sending money to a bitcoin account. Since then, Twitter confronted a great deal of scrutiny from officials around the globe and is under huge pressure to conduct a complete investigation as soon as possible. In the recent update, the social media platform announced that some of the DMs were compromised, and there was no sign that any other former or current elected official had their DMs accessed.
According to him, he has pushed CEO Jack Dorsey to protect direct messages with end-to-end encryption. Elsewhere in the world. In other news, Twitter might end up encrypting its DMs as per US Senator Ron Wyden’s recent statement.
Twitter DMs are still not encrypted, leaving them vulnerable to employees who abuse their internal access to the company’s systems, and hackers who gain unauthorized access. If hackers gained access to users’ DMs, this breach could have a breathtaking impact for years to come.Wyden