Twitter Says Direct Messages Breached in 36 of 130 Hack Victims

July 23, 2020, 12:50 AM

Twitter Inc. completed its review of the 130 accounts that were hacked on its social network last week and discovered that the attackers accessed direct messages for as many as 36 of them, including one elected official in the Netherlands.

Twitter’s analysis offered no indication that “any other former or current elected official had their DMs accessed,” according to a post late Wednesday by the Twitter Support account. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that neither former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden or President Barack Obama’s DMs were accessed. Both had their accounts compromised in the July 15 breach, along with ...

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