Over 1000 people had the access that those hackers had
Exclusive: More than a thousand people at Twitter as of earlier this year had the ability to aid hacks of accounts, making it hard for the company to defend against the hacking spree that occurred last week
FRESH Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts
Former Twitter employees say 1,000+ company workers - plus some contract workers - had access to internal tools that could have let them alter user account settings and hand control to others in manner similar to what the Twitter hackers did.
Reuters: "More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week."
"More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said."
Periodic reminder: at scale, "unlikely" events become highly probable If a customer support rep has 1 in a million chance of taking bribes any given day, a company with 1000 of them will almost certainly have an insider attack in a few years…
I am not an expert in enterprise software security, but I will go out on a limb and suggested that this if this is true it suggests pretty profound management problems at Twitter.
Twitter’s access controls are too sophisticated for ordinary people to understand.
Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts - Reuters