A new claim has been made regarding the attack on Twitter last week. According to Reuters, more than 1,000 people were able to access Twitter’s admin panel prior to the attack.
Twitter, one of the biggest social media platforms of today, came to the agenda with a great scandal last week. Twitter accounts, including many famous names on the platform, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Barack Obama, were somehow taken over by some people.
These people, who provided sharing in some way from the accounts, asked the followers of the accounts to throw Bitcoin into a crypto wallet. In return, they promised to regain twice as much Bitcoin they threw away. Twitter managed to stop the crisis by intervening in the event in a short time.
Over 1,000 people were able to access the admin panel:
Although this scandal on Twitter ends in a short time, the questions asked about it and how these accounts were compromised or shared are still being asked. Twitter recently announced that some of its employees were being manipulated by social engineering.
After all these statements, a new claim has been made about this scandal of Twitter. According to the allegation made by Reuters, more than 1,000 people in total were able to somehow access the platform tools that made this attack possible on Twitter. There is no response from Twitter to this news made by Reuters yet.
The claim in Reuters’ news was brought forward by two people previously working on Twitter. According to this claim, both Twitter employees and third party contracted parties were able to access the admin panel that allowed this attack on Twitter. However, the number of people who have access is currently unknown.
Combining Twitter’s ‘social engineering’ statement and these claims reveals a clearer picture about the attack. If the situation was as alleged, all the attackers needed were a few of the more than 1,000 employees or partners who had access to the admin panel. Of course, the accuracy of these claims is not yet known.