On July 15, 2020, several verified Twitter accounts with millions of followers were compromised in a cyberattack. Many of the hacked accounts we protected using two-factor authentication, which the hackers were somehow able to bypass.
Hacked accounts included Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West, Benjamin Netanyahu, and several high profile tech companies, including Apple and Uber.
The hackers posted variation of a message asking follower to transfer thousands of dollars in Bitcoin, with the promise that double the donated amount would be returned.
How could Twitter have been better prepared for this? How do you rate their response?