Twitter admitted that hackers might have gained access to the details of around 250,000 users. The social media company hasn’t provided many details, but they’re certain it wasn’t the work of amateurs.“This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked,” Twitter’s Bob Lord said.
Interestingly, while they claim that they’re collaborating with US authorities on identifying and prosecuting the hackers, they haven’t said anything about the possible origin of the attacks.
However, they do reference the recent hacks on The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In both cases the main suspects are hackers from China.
While this might seem that they’re also pointing the finger at China, Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser told Reuters that the investigation is ongoing and they can’t speculate on the origin of the attacks.
As a side note, it’s interesting that – as far as I know – attention-seeking hackers haven’t taken credit for this breach.