Something weird is going on on Twitter
Twitter internal panel linked to account hijackings
@Gargron Like, what? Just jumped on there for a second; everything seems OK. Is there something we should be looking out for?
@Gargron Here's a news story about it: https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/15/twitter-accounts-hacked-crypto-scam/
@Gargron Runescape has taught us well, to never fall for this.
On a more serious note: holy, that is one big security issue they need to fix. Looking forward to the write-up.
@Gargron damn why are we even using Mastodon when Twitter is such a superior alternative with great security and administration.
@Gargron They are trying to silence it, shutting down the accounts that share the screenshots, so this story is probably true. The ignorance of how internet works, by the operators of one of the most used websites ever is funny and startling. You can't delete things on the internet. You can't silence a leak like this.
Yes I can believe because I know what its like to be blinded by desperation.
I guess you've lived a very privileged life.
@Gargron Interesting fraud in that they hacked Joe Biden, Kanya West and other celebs and made it more believable.
@Gargron Ive got an email from a distantly related Nigerian prince which would like to have a word with them
@Gargron Why oh why, didn't they hack Trump's account?
(Maybe because he says stuff like that all of the time, and nobody believes it anyway, even his followers...?)
@Gargron ...and that's why I don't give access to Twitter extensions that want to post tweets for me.
Must be a zero-day in Twitter allowing total bypass of authentication, everyone freaking out...
@Gargron DUDE, THIS IS CRAZY.
EVEN TWITTER SUPPORT ACCOUNT! WHAT THE HELL 😱
@Gargron the support account is unconfirmed, but these other are accounts are pretty much confirmed. And I'm surprised everyone's joking about verify unable to tweet, you fucking should be worried about your security now… what the hell is wrong with people. “oh that's third party app probably” does not exclude you. Can't wait to see the big Twitter DMs archive soon.
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@Gargron Hey is this accurate?
Any chance you could tell me some about Fediverse growth coming out of this whole insanity?
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