Twitter Gets Hacked

Episode 1711 (02:00)

Twitter

This week, Twitter got hacked, compromising verified user accounts. Leo says it's a big deal, and a little weird, because the Tweets started with BitCoin accounts and spreading out to other verified users. It was all wrapped around "giving back" bitcoin to communities, buy offering a two for one deal on sending bitcoin. A complete hoax. But then, other verified users started to tweet it, including Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Apple, and Elon Musk, clearly indicating that Twitter had been hacked.

The real story though, is that the hack may have occurred internally, as someone got into Twitter's SLACK channel for business communications, through a hole in the admin channel, known as "God mode." According to Brian Krebs, the Slack Channel had login credentials on it and it leaked out.