Twitter Hack 2020

British Man Arrested in Connection With Last Year’s Massive Twitter Hack

Twenty-two-year-old Joseph O’Conner is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the crypto phishing scheme

News  ·  21 July 2021

Twitter Hacker Will Serve 3 Years for Mass Crypto Phishing Scheme

Graham Ivan Clark will also serve three years of probation following the jail term.

News  ·  16 March 2021

Twitter Hires Noted Hacker as Head of Security Months After Bitcoin Scam

Twitter has hired Peiter Zatko, a prominent white-hat hacker going by the handle "Mudge," to help prevent future security breaches.

Business  ·  17 November 2020

New York Regulator Calls for More Social Media Oversight After Twitter Hack

NYDFS said cybersecurity must be treated as critical infrastructure by governments and corporations alike.

News  ·  14 October 2020

Twitter Tightens Security Ahead of US Presidential Election

Twitter is making a host of new security measures compulsory for accounts belonging to users considered influential in the upcoming election.

Business  ·  18 September 2020

Hacker Hijacks Twitter Account of Indian Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Asks Followers for Crypto

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the latest victim of a Twitter hack undertaken to trick social media users into sending crypto to the attackers.

News  ·  3 September 2020
Twitter Hack 2020

Twitter Hack May Have Involved Another Teenager: Report

According to a recent report, a 16-year-old was served with a search warrant by federal agents at his home on Tuesday.

News  ·  2 September 2020

17-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Twitter Hack as Defense Tries to Lower Bail From $725K

The 17-year-old charged with being the mastermind behind July's Twitter hack has pleaded not guilty; the defense says bail posted is "grossly inappropriate" to the amount of money stolen.

News  ·  5 August 2020

Twitter Hacker Owns $3.4M in Bitcoin, Court Sets Bail at $725K

Twitter hack alleged ringleader Graham Clark, the subject of a previous criminal investigation, had bail set at $725,000 at his first court appearance Saturday.

News  ·  3 August 2020

Officials Arrest 3 Allegedly Behind Twitter Hack

A Florida teenager suspected of spearheading the massive Twitter hack and subsequent high-profile bitcoin scam is in custody.

News  ·  31 July 2020

Twitter Says ‘Phone Spear Phishing’ Let Hackers Gain Employee Credentials

Twitter has provided an update on what happened the day the social media giant lost control over its platform.

News  ·  31 July 2020

CoinDesk’s Twitter Hack Proved the Media Can’t Rely on Web 2.0

Last week's Twitter hack, which downed a key CoinDesk channel for seven days, showed how news groups are overly dependent on social media.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 July 2020

Twitter Hackers Saw DMs From 36 Accounts, Including CoinDesk’s

The attackers who compromised Twitter in a massive breach last week might have accessed direct messages from up to 36 accounts, including CoinDesk's.

News  ·  23 July 2020

Last Week’s Big Twitter Hack Was Years in the Making

Last week's Twitter hack was a shock to the company. It shouldn’t have been. Scams have been growing more sophisticated for years.

Business  ·  20 July 2020

Crypto Long & Short: Why the Twitter Hack Was Good for Bitcoin (and It’s Not the Media Attention)

Yes, the Twitter hack was basically a giant bitcoin scam. But the fallout is showing the world the strengths of cryptocurrency and decentralization.

Markets  ·  19 July 2020