Jul 23, 2020

Twitter says hackers viewed 36 accounts' private messages

Twitter has revealed that hackers viewed private direct messages from 36 of the accounts involved in last week's hack. Although Twitter has not named the Dutch official affected, local reports have indicated it is likely the far-right politician Geert Wilders. Twitter has said a total of 130 accounts were targeted in the attack, which exposed personal information including email addresses and telephone numbers. It previously revealed that eight non-verified accounts had all of their Twitter data downloaded, including DMs. The firm has not said if any of these coincide with the ones whose DM inboxes were looked at. The US Senate Commerce Committee has also demanded Twitter brief it about the wider incident by 23 July.

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