#TwitterHacked - unprecedented attack on the Micro-Blogging Service by cybercriminals

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One name is more famous than the other. In the past week, cybercriminals have hacked verified accounts of numerous celebrities and spread tweets about questionable deals with crypto currencies via their Twitter profiles.

Among the victims were US rapper Kanye West, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former US President Barack Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden and tech giants Bill Gates and Elon Musk.

The American publication Motherboard now assumes that hackers have gotten Twitter employees to give them control of the accounts in question. So, while this is most likely an "insider job," the question remains: How safe are social media profiles really, and what is the best way to protect yourself from a potential hack?

If you look at help center of Twitter, you will find an article on the topic "My account was hacked" after a very brief search. Not only well-known personalities or large, verified accounts are attacked by hackers - any user can be targeted by cybercriminals. In order to save themselves the trouble that follows, the cyber experts at Perseus therefore advise:

"Use complex passwords that you also update rather frequently. It is also important that you enable two-factor authentication. Of course, this is not a universal solution against cyber attacks, but it is a good security tool against unwanted access."

Perseus has already dealt extensively with the topic of two-factor authentication and what protection this measure really offers. Read the complete article hier.

 

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