October 29, 2020

Twitter will install additional protection on the accounts of US politicians

The social network announced a security improvement due to the July hack that resulted in accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Apple and others, a post was published about the free distribution of bitcoins. In two hours, 12.86 BTC were stolen.

Twitter will additionally protect accountsAmerican politicians. New security systems will be introduced for users who are members of the executive and legislative branches of government in the United States, governors and secretaries of state of the United States, presidential candidate headquarters, parties and candidates for seats in the House of Representatives and Senate, the company said in a statement.

Accounts will also receive additional protectionAmerican media and political journalists. All of them will have to supply complex passwords that are difficult to guess. By default, such accounts will have a password change protection system. Users are strongly encouraged to set up two-factor authentication.

The company announced new rules due toJuly hack, when hackers successfully carried out the largest attack on the social network. From the accounts of billionaires, politicians, representatives of the crypto industry and celebrities, a post was published about the free distribution of bitcoins. In two hours, the attacker managed to collect 12.86 BTC.

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