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July 16, 2020

Twitter Hacked; Hackers Gain Total Control of High-Profile Political Accounts Including Barack Obama's and Joe Biden's; Josh Hawley Wonders if Twitter is a National Security Threat

How much private information is now in the hands of hackers and foreign powers?

A Twitter insider was responsible for a wave of high profile account takeovers on Wednesday, according to leaked screenshots obtained by Motherboard and two sources who took over accounts.

On Wednesday, a spike of high profile accounts including those of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Uber, and Apple tweeted cryptocurrency scams in an apparent hack.

"We used a rep that literally done all the work for us," one of the sources told Motherboard. The second source added they paid the Twitter insider. Motherboard granted the sources anonymity to speak candidly about a security incident. A Twitter spokesperson told Motherboard that the company is still investigating whether the employee hijacked the accounts themselves or gave hackers access to the tool.

The accounts were taken over using an internal tool at Twitter, according to the sources, as well as screenshots of the tool obtained by Motherboard.

Although Twitter has previously denied that it manually shadowbans accounts and derails "trends" that go against their SJW NPC agenda, leaked pictures of the Twitter control panel prove that they were lying this whole time.

But I assume they'll just claim that the big "Blacklist Trend" button on their admin tool is just there for shits and giggles:


Meanwhile, Josh Hawley wants to know how much of a national security threat Twitter constitutes:

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