Twitter hackers trick employees by posing as IT workers, NY probe finds

Noah Manskar reports:

A simple phone scam was the key first step in a Twitter hack that took over dozens of high-profile accounts this summer, New York regulators say.

The hackers responsible for the July 15 attack called Twitter employees posing as company IT workers and tricked them into giving up their login credentials for the social network’s internal tools, the state’s Department of Financial Services said Wednesday.

The findings were part of the agency’s report on its investigation into the hack, which offered one of the most detailed public accounts yet of the scam that broke into the Twitter accounts of celebrities and politicians such as Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and Kanye West.

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