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By Morgan Cardenas
Journalist 

Cybersecurity vulnerability exposed in Twitter hack

 

Last week, many high-profile accounts on Twitter were hacked. After this happened, thousands of verified accounts were put on lockdown so Twitter officials could figure out their next move.

Hackers targeted 130 verified accounts and reset passwords for 45 of those. They managed to download information from eight unverified accounts.

Twitter officials realized accounts were being hacked when the hackers posted the exact same message and link on each account. The tweet said "I have decided to give back to my community. All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. I am only...



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