SIM swap attack is on the rise which includes the recent Twitter hack on their CEO’s account. Attackers used social engineering to convince telco to switch target’s number to their own SIM cards.
Twitter hack of high-profile accounts a result of employees tricked into giving up access to support tools that led to compromised accounts posting Bitcoin doubling scam.
The seemingly odd focus on relative trivialities during the Twitter hack (“OG” usernames and crypto scamming) is due to the culprit being an inexperienced minor.
Twitter hack report reveals that employees were tricked into visiting a phishing page that captured their VPN credentials, a technique that worked due to move to remote working during the pandemic.