Twitter had a breach that saw a lot of verified accounts suffer the attack. The Crypto scam tweets affected Twitter accounts for Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Apple, Kanye West, and others. Twitter is investigating the attack and is sure one of their employees is part of the team behind the cyber attack.
1. Twitter will only contact you in-app or via an email sent from an @twitter.com email address. We will never ask you to provide your password via email, Direct Message, or reply. We will never ask you to download something or sign in to a non-Twitter.com website. We will not contact you via other social channels e.g. WhatsApp. Never open an attachment or install any software from an email that claims to be from us; it’s not!
2. Turn on Login Verification and Password Reset Verifications Enabling login verification or 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) will ensure that a One Time Password (OTP) is sent to your mobile, providing an additional layer of security for your account. Only people who have access to both your password and your mobile phone (or a security key) will be able to log in to your account.
3. Don’t click suspicious or unknown links. If someone sends you a link on Twitter that looks suspicious or unknown – even if it’s from someone that you know – don’t click on it. The other Twitter user’s account could be compromised and it’s important that you don’t click the link and compromise your own account. If you click on a link and find yourself unexpectedly on a page that resembles the Twitter login page, do not enter your username and password. Instead, go to twitter.com and log in directly from the Twitter homepage.
4. Don’t ignore emails sent to you from @twitter.com. We will occasionally send you emails regarding your account security and it’s very important that you read them. For example, when you log in to your Twitter account from a new device for the first time, we will send you a notification via email as an extra layer of security for your account. Any time the email address associated with your Twitter account is changed, we will send an email notification to the previously-used email address on your account. In the event your account is compromised, these alerts will help you take steps to regain control of your account.
5. Use a strong password that you don’t use on other websites. Your password should be at least 10 characters long and use a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols.
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