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Twitter: Hack hit 130 accounts, company 'embarrassed'

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 17:48:17-04

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Twitter says the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people.

The hackers were able to reset the passwords of 45 of those accounts.

The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post Saturday that for up to eight of these accounts the attackers also downloaded the account’s information through the “Your Twitter Data” tool.

None of the eight were verified accounts, Twitter said, adding that it is contacting the owners of the affected accounts.