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Twilio Hacked After Employees Duped to Give Up Passwords (1)

Aug. 8, 2022, 6:35 PM

Twilio Inc., which offers digital authentication solutions, said some of its employees and customers were hacked as part of a scheme in which outsiders duped employees into handing over their passwords.

San Francisco-based Twilio represents a ripe target for hackers, because access to its service could potentially enable hackers to access Twilio clients, or the particular accounts. The company said it became aware of the incident on Aug. 4.

“This broad-based attack against our employee base succeeded in fooling some employees into providing their credentials,” Twilio said in a blog post on Sunday. “The attackers then used the stolen ...