First take on the Twitter hack

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Two points about the recent Twitter hack seem hard to believe:

  1. That an engineer at Twitter, very well paid, was able to be bribed for a relatively small sum; and

  2. The attacker was willing to use this exploit, and therefore lose it, for about $117,000 in bitcoin.

The real story will probably never be public, but the situation screams “nation-state actor”. Fortunately or not, most of us don’t have a high-enough profile, as individuals or as companies, to be the target of such attacks.

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Pete Niner

With over 20+ years of experience he combines hands-on technical skills with a strong understanding of, and ability to communicate, how technology creates value.