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Twitter recorded the attack, which was hacked accounts

Twitter, the company recorded the attack, which was the hacked accounts of users of the service, the statement said the company's technical support.

Earlier it was reported that unknown persons placed similar ads with slight variations in the accounts of several celebrities, beginning with the founder of Tesla Elon musk. The number of victims of hacking have hit the candidate in presidents of the United States Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, billionaire bill gates and others. The authors promised to return sent to them within 30 minutes bitcoins in doubling the size.

Later support Twitter announced, that most of the accounts available for posting after verification in connection with the matter of security, however, the breaks are still possible. Founder and Chairman of Twitter, Jack Dorsey said after the incident with hacking accounts of celebrities, that the company will provide information when it will have a full understanding of what happened.

"We have recorded what we believe is a coordinated attack via social engineering on the part of people who have chosen as targets by some of our employees having access to internal systems and tools. We know that they (hackers) used the access to take control of a highly visible (including verified) accounts and tweets", - reads the statement of technical support.

"As soon as we learned about the incident, we immediately locked the affected accounts and deleted the tweets posted by the hackers ... We have blocked the accounts that have been compromised and will restore access to the true owner of the account only when we are confident that we will be able to do it safely", the statement reads.