Twitter has improved its protection features. The firm provided security keys to employees to prevent another cyberattack before the election season.
Cyberattackers attacked the social media network on July 15. Hackers took over high-profile accounts, including Former President Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates. They also targeted Kanye, Kim Kardashian West, and other major businesses.
In the blog article, Twitter said hackers “successfully manipulated a small number of employees.” These attackers, according to Twitter, exploited their access to an internal administrative method. They hacked these accounts for a Bitcoin scheme and raked up to $118,000 within hours.
To stop another cyberattack, Twitter explained how the social networking business held it secure as the U.S. election season approaches. The organization started distributing identification keys to its workers worldwide who need to use these phishing-resistant passwords.
In 2018, Google claimed it had “no recorded or verified account takeovers.” The firm issued the statement after workers are asked to use physical security keys for two-factor authentication.
Twitter rigorously educated the protection teams who view consumer data. The organization enhanced the protection procedures to stop another social engineering assault. These workers, however, can only access user data to assist others locked out of their accounts.
Meanwhile, incoming hires had to go through anonymity, data protection training, and defense training, including workshops to stop cyber attackers being phishing targets. Twitter has said it continuously strengthened its internal identification and tracking systems to alert the business about unwanted entry.
U.S. election planning
Twitter posted another blog earlier this month that improved the protection controls for U.S. election-related Twitter pages. On September 17, the company began sending in-app updates to a high-profile user. The firm informed the users of new security standards. These include allowing default password reset safety and encouraging account managers to use two-factor authentication to avoid unwanted logins.
High-profile accounts include political groups, presidential elections, and politicians vying for U.S. house delegates, senators, active executive branch and congress members, governors and state secretaries. National press sources and political journalists in America are also included.
Twitter claims that utilizing these protection mechanisms is crucial to avoiding cyberattacks or unwanted entry. “You’ll keep seeing us add new safeguards and improvements to support secure accounts,” Twitter noted.
Meanwhile, Twitter vowed to carry out enhancements to its potential privacy settings and further invest in technology, tools, and personnel to serve this vital task. The company has said upgrading its privacy configuration interface and functionality to make it easy for consumers to access the settings and controls it provides.