The “Doubleswitch” social media attack: a threat to advocates in Venezuela and worldwide – Access Now

Having gained full control of the compromised account, the hijackers exploited a feature that allows Twitter to recycle unused usernames. After changing the credentials of the accounts, the hijackers registered Twitter accounts using the original usernames, which were now freely available, and connected the accounts to a new email address.

Source: The “Doubleswitch” social media attack: a threat to advocates in Venezuela and worldwide – Access Now

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