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The “hacker” who has been watching over Twitter’s computer security since Monday, after the assault suffered by 130 accounts, including those of Biden, Obama and Bill Gates

San Francisco / The social network Twitter hired the famous hacker Peiter Zatko, popularly known as Mudge, as the company’s new security chief, as confirmed by the “hacker” himself in his account this Monday.

“It seems that it is already public. I am excited to join the Twitter executive team! I truly believe in the mission of serving the public conversation (equitably). I’ll do my best! ”Wrote the popular hacker.

This is not the first job with a large technology firm for Mudge, who previously worked for the online payments company Stripe, Google and even for the US Department of Defense in the Advanced Defense Research and Projects Agency. (DARPA, for its acronym in English).

In July this year, hackers “hacked” dozens of Twitter accounts, including those of various celebrities, and personal data of at least eight users were downloaded in a scam to collect payments with Bitcoin.

The hack affected, among others, the social network accounts of the US president-elect and then Democratic candidate Joe Biden, former president Barack Obama, billionaires Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, artist Kanye West and from the companies Uber and Apple.

In total, the “hackers” tried to enter 130 Twitter accounts, and managed to change the passwords of 45 of them, which allowed them to send tweets posing as those celebrities.

Many of those messages offered to double the money that users put in Bitcoin to a virtual cryptocurrency wallet, a scam in which at least 510 people fell, who together entered more than $ 120,000, according to the analysis company of “blockchain” Chainalysis.

Twitter specified that, according to its investigation, the hackers launched a “scam based on social engineering” by “successfully manipulating a small number of employees and using their credentials to access the internal systems” of the social network , including your “two-factor” security systems. (November 17, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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un pirata informático que ha sido contratado por Twitter.
un ciberataque.
unos consejos para evitar ataques informáticos.
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esa es la primera vez que ese pirata informático trabaja para una gran compañía.
la red social Twitter desmintió que un "hacker" vaya a trabajar para ellos.
ese pirata informático mostró ganas de trabajar con Twitter.
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ningún político estadounidense ha sufrido un ataque informático en su cuenta de Twitter.
hace unos meses varias cuentas de Twitter de políticos y de celebridades sufrieron un ataque informático.
el pasado lunes más de un centenar de cuentas de Twitter sufrieron un ataque informático.
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los "hackers" publicaron un mensaje en algunas de Twitter para estafar a otros usuarios de esa red social.
ningún "hacker" publicó un mensaje en la cuenta "hackeada" con el fin de recaudar pagos por Bitcoin.
los "hackers" no publicaron ningún mensaje haciéndose pasar por el propietario de esa cuenta.
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Obama es el que escribe los "tuits" de esa cuenta.
Obama dijo que abrió esa cuenta hace 6 años.
esa cuenta será transferida al próximo presidente que sea elegido.
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