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Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts - sources

24 Jul 2020

SAN FRANCISCO More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week.

Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official

23 Jul 2020

Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands. | Video

U.S. appeals court won't unseal papers in Facebook encryption fight

23 Jul 2020

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Wednesday declined to unseal a ruling that let Facebook avoid wiretapping a criminal suspect who was using one of the company's encrypted services.

Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official

23 Jul 2020

July 22 Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.

Apple offers modified phones to security researchers looking for iOS weaknesses

22 Jul 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Apple on Wednesday invited security researchers to apply to receive modified iPhones designed to help them hunt for flaws in the company's mobile operating system.

Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack

17 Jul 2020

Twitter Inc had stepped up its search for a chief information security officer in recent weeks, two people familiar with the effort told Reuters, before the breach of high-profile accounts on Wednesday raised alarms about the platform's security. | Video

Before hack tore through Twitter, online forum offered accounts for sale

17 Jul 2020

Before a hacking campaign tore through Twitter and compromised some of its most high-profile users, an ad went up on a gray market site that facilitates the trade of user accounts for many popular websites including Twitter.

Before hack tore through Twitter, online forum offered accounts for sale

17 Jul 2020

Before a hacking campaign tore through Twitter and compromised some of its most high-profile users, an ad went up on a gray market site that facilitates the trade of user accounts for many popular websites including Twitter.

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