BBC News: ”Twitter hack: Staff tricked by phone spear phishing scam”

BBC has an in-depth analysis of the Twitter hack, and how the hackers used phones to exploit the service desk at Twitter

In the article, Spear-phishing was defined as a targeted attack designed to trick a number of people into handing out information such as passwords for twitter account and other confidential information.

Not all the employees targeted in the spear-phishing attack had access to the in-house tools, Twitter said - but they did have access to the internal network and other systems.

Joe Tidy, BBC’s cyber security reporter writes: “The fact that Twitter staff were susceptible to these basic attacks is embarrassing for a company built on being at the forefront of digital technology and internet culture”

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