Twiitter confirms @SECGov was compromised, did not have two-factor authentication enabled

Twitter on the BTC ETF approval/no approval debacle earlier today:

  • We can confirm that the account @SECGov was compromised and we have completed a preliminary investigation.
  • Based on our investigation, the compromise was not due to any breach of X’s systems, but rather due to an unidentified individual obtaining control over a phone number associated with the @SECGov account through a third party.
  • We can also confirm that the account did not have two-factor authentication enabled at the time the account was compromised.

Poor security protocols from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at Source