Twitter Exposed


French hacker who goes by the name of Hacker Croll gained access into the Twitter Admin panel. He also got access to various sensitive,confidential information and even getting access into the domain registrar of twitter.

Numerous screen shots of twitter Admin Panel is posted in http://www.korben.info/twitter-vu-de-linterieur-interface-admin-piratee.html . Here is the translation of the page in English

He/She also got the following information
The list of all employees working,their food preferences, their salary scales
Confidential contracts details with MS,Nokia,Samsung,Dell,AOL
Contacts of famous personalities
Schedules,Ideas,Plans,Business Models and other such sensitive business documents

A full detailed article and interview with the hacker is posted in
http://www.korben.info/hack-de-twitter-la-suite.html
Here is the translation of the post in English
How he did it ..?

Hacker Croll claimed to have accessed Goldman's Twitter password by first gaining access to his Yahoo account. "One of the admins has a yahoo account, i've reset the password by answering to the secret question. Then, in the mailbox, i have found her [sic] twitter password,"
Link to his sayings

When did it happened ..?

Well it is believed to be happened a few week ago.By looking at date of the thread we can surely say that it happened on April 29 2009
So we can say that this happened quite a long time ago but it got exposed now

It is important to note that twitter admin panel got hacked not because of any vulnerability of twitter but by the good old "Forget Password" mechanism of the email service.

I think it is clearly evident that the employee accounts of any company should only be linked with the company email and not other free email providers

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