Twitter says attackers ‘successfully targeted some of our employees’ to gain internal tools

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An internal investigation into the hacked Twitter accounts of high-profile celebrities, billionaires and politicians Wednesday revealed that the social media company’s own tools were used to carry it out.

“We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools,” Twitter Support tweeted Wednesday evening.

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