Twilio Falls Prey to Hackers: Report

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Twilio Inc. laminitis  and CEO Jeff Lawson (C, successful  glasses) reacts aft  ringing the opening   doorbell  to observe  Twilio's archetypal   nationalist   offering astatine  the New York Stock Exchange connected  June 23, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Twilio Inc. laminitis and CEO Jeff Lawson (C, successful glasses) reacts aft ringing the opening doorbell to observe Twilio's archetypal nationalist offering astatine the New York Stock Exchange connected June 23, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Digital authentication solutions provider Twilio Inc. said a strategy by which outsiders duped employees into handing implicit their passwords hacked immoderate of its employees’ and customers’ accounts.

Twilio became alert of the incidental connected Aug. 4.

“This broad-based onslaught against our worker basal succeeded successful fooling immoderate employees into providing their credentials,” Twilio said.

“The attackers past utilized the stolen credentials to summation entree to immoderate of our interior systems, wherever they were capable to entree definite lawsuit data.”

Twilio hired a machine forensics steadfast to place the hackers and assistance successful the remediation of the breach.

According to experts, successful the past 3 days, hackers targeted companies providing two-factor authentication services to bargain cryptocurrency, compromise telecommunications companies, and breach lawsuit narration absorption portals, Bloomberg reports.

“The societal engineering method to summation entree to credentials via substance connection to log successful arsenic the idiosyncratic and past bargain information is becoming much common,” said an expert.

Earlier this year, hackers compromised the two-factor authentication provider Okta Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Nvidia Corp.

By Anusuya Lahiri

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