Saturday, September 18, 2021

US court docket will get UK Twitter hack suspect arrested in Spain – Bare Safety

You can probably guess what we mean by “Twitter hack“.

Some data breaches involve millions or even billions of accounts, perhaps compromised by a leaky cloud storage server or a poorly-secured customer database.

In contrast, the Twitter hack we’re referring to ultimately led to the takeover of just 45 accounts.

But what accounts they were!

As federal investigator Tigran Gambaryan reported at the time, when charges were filed against three suspects:

[M]ultiple high-profile verified accounts were compromised, including accounts belonging to Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Kim Kardashian.