On Wednesday, a number of high profile Twitter accounts were taken over in a major hack. The motherboard revealed how an internal social media company tool helped the attackers.
The accounts were resumed using an internal Twitter tool, the sources said, as well as screenshots of the tool obtained from Motherboard. One of the screenshots shows the Binance panel and account; Binance is one of the accounts that hackers have taken over today. According to screenshots seen by the motherboard, at least some of the accounts appear to have been compromised by changing the email address associated with them using the tool. In all, four sources close to or within the underground hacking community provided Motherboard with screenshots of the user tool. Two sources said the Twitter panel was also used to change the ownership of some so-called OG accounts—Accounts that have a descriptor made up of only one or two characters – as well as facilitate tweeting of cryptocurrency scams from high level accounts.
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