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A timeline of the Twitter hack composed from court documents published today.
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Twitter reveals exactly howTwitter just released an update on the massive hack that prompted the Great Blue Tick Silence of 2020, letting us know exactly how many accounts were actually impacted. On July 15, hackers posted... tweets from several prominent, verified Twitter users' accounts, falsely claiming that any bitcoin sent to a certain address would be paid back in double. The scam netted the hackers 400 payments with a total value of $121,000 — a tidy sum for a handful of tweets.  Now, Twitter has revealed what it's learned about how this hack took place, stating that it "relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to [Twitter's] internal systems."
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Twitter Says Hackers AccessedTwitter is continuing to investigate last week's security breach that saw the Twitter accounts of Apple and other high-profile figures and companies hacked by bitcoin scammers, and today the social... media company confirmed that hackers accessed the Direct Messages of 36 Twitter accounts. Twitter previously said that no passwords were stolen in the hack, which was a "coordinated social engineering attack" that targeted Twitter employees. Hackers were able to gain access to employee credentials, using that information to access Twitter's internal systems, including bypassing two-factor authentication protections. We believe that for up to 36 of the 130 targeted accounts, the attackers accessed the DM inbox, including 1 elected official in the Netherlands. To date, we have no indication that...
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Twitter says 130 accountsEight non-verified accounts had their data, including DMs downloaded. What you need to know Twitter has published an update on a major security breach earlier this week. It says 130 accounts were... targeted, and 45 were compromised. Eight non-verified accounts had all of their data, including DMs downloaded. Twitter has confirmed that 130 accounts were targeted and 45 were compromised in a security breach earlier this week. In a blog post the company stated: As we've been informing via the @TwitterSupport account, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, we detected a security incident at Twitter and took immediate action. As we head into the weekend, we want to provide an overview of where we are. Twitter says that attackers targeted "certain Twitter employees through a social engineering scheme", in...
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Ever since Wednesday's "bitcoin scam" hack where attackers used Twitter's internal tools to take over a number of high profile accounts, there's been speculation about what they were truly after.While... tweets from hijacked accounts claimed to seek Bit...
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FBI moves in to investigateThe hack targeted a number of high-profile accounts on the microblogging service
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Hackers used scarily simpleTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account on the social media platform fell victim to an old hacking method called SIM swapping.
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More than a dozen local governments in Texas have been hit by ransomware attacks. They're being called the largest coordinated attacks on cities and come amid a rise in attacks against businesses and... governments. Wired staff writer Lily Hay Newman joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss what kind of damage these attacks cause and why we're seeing more of them.
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E-Commerce Site StockXIt looks like this week is dead set on proving that old superstition about bad omens: They always come in threes.
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Hackers Reportedly Break IntoHackers breached servers at a contractor for Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), SyTech, and stole about 7.5 terabytes of data after gaining access to the company's entire network earlier this... month, ZDnet reported on Saturday.
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Late on Friday night, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service began tweeting unusual announcements. "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN SCOTLAND," it proclaimed, alongside the challenge:... "what you gonna do call the police?"
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A Likely Chinese Hacker CrewIn one case, they stole the location and call record data of 20 specific individuals.
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Ransomware cyber attacks areA Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom.
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Lessons from Trump's badAn attempted hack, a USB drive infested with malware and a fake Uber drive show why internet users need to verify every move before going forward.        
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The Worst Hacks of 2018:From the Marriott and Facebook meltdowns to state-sponsored assaults, 2018 was an eventful year for cybercrime.
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Global hacking campaignThe sophisticated campaign has targeted dozens of companies, most of which are based in the US.
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Chinese spies reportedlyData breach traced to a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort, the New York Times reports.
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Hackers breach Quora.com andOther stolen personal data includes names, email addresses, and direct messages.
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What to do when hackers stealThere's good news and bad news about the Marriott breach.
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Hackers Find Stolen NSAA Microsoft exploit made public last year after being pinched from the National Security Agency has now been used by hackers to compromise more than 45,000 internet routers, according to researchers.
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Hackers Breach Dunkin' DonutsThe donut giant first noticed the attack Oct. 31.
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Iranian hacking spree hitTwo Iranian hackers charged Wednesday in a federal indictment were accused of attacking the computer networks of hospitals and other targets in 43 states, a broad criminal extortion campaign that... walloped a heart hospital in Kansas and disrupted one of the nation's largest diagnostic blood testing companies in North Carolina.
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The US Leans on Private FirmsOpinion: The government needs to step up in calling out cyber-attackers. Otherwise, we risk playing into their hands.
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Hackers target Dell customerComputer giant says hackers targeted only user names, email addresses and hashed passwords.
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Yahoo must pay $50M in damagesThe company will also provide at least two years of credit-monitoring and identity theft protection insurance for around 200 million people.
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