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Twitter says spear-phishing attack hooked its staff and led to celebrity account hijack

gnasher729 Silver badge

I'll look at it in a positive way. There was a major security breach, but the total damage was some embarrassment to a few companies and people, a lot of embarrassment to Twitter, $130,000 or so lost by absolute idiots, $130,000 or so getting into the hands of scammers - who might have got the same amount as a reward if they had just told Twitter what they had done. And we can look to a significant improvement in terms of security at Twitter. Money well worth spent.

Now can you imagine what damage could have been done with some real malice and intelligence.

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