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Twitter Blames Epic Hack on 'Phone Spear Phishing' Scheme That Duped Employees

Twitter Blames Epic Hack on 'Phone Spear Phishing' Scheme That Duped Employees

PCMag
The term spear phishing means the hackers researched their targets, and then came up with a ploy to manipulate them into giving up login credentials for Twitter’s systems.
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The culprits who pulled off this month’s epic hack on Twitter were apparently using phone calls to trick company employees into giving up their passwords.

On Thursday, the company provided an update on the July 15 incident, which enabled the attackers to …