The FBI launched an investigation regarding Twitter-gate: the biggest hack in the company’s history. Now, the official account of the tech giant confirmed that the breach is way bigger than expected. Read more below.
Over 130 accounts were hacked, and from those, 36 have been seriously damaged. The hackers managed in several opportunities to enter the private messages (called DMs).
The company didn´t mention which accounts specifically were hacked, but Netherland’s politician Geert Wilders revealed that one of the computer robbers managed to send messages with his name.
He probably was targeted, taking into consideration that he is known as the "Dutch Donald Trump" for his xenophobes and racist opinions.
The Twitter support official account stated "36 is the number of accounts where the attacker took control of the account and viewed the DM inbox". More inquiries are being made but until now, nor the FBI or Twitter have any idea who perpetuated this attack.
His CEO, Jack Dorsey, commented that they were considering a paid subscription business model, but taking into account what just happened, it wouldn't seem the most logical strategy.