Twitter on the Internal Documents

Filed as News on July 16, 2009 4:52 pm

Twitter has published a blog post commenting on the internal documents that are running on TechCrunch. They were obtained through an email hack on an administrative employee’s account, which in turn gave access to Twitter’s Google Apps account. They are stressing the fact that it was personal security that faltered, not Google Apps, but it still points a finger to one of the dangers of data in the cloud. No user accounts are compromised either, and naturally there’s legal actions from Twitter’s side.

Meanwhile, TechCrunch and others are having a field day with the income prognosis report, security issues and the fact that these documents are out in the open in the first place. And naturally it all boils down to a Valleywag post on the twitterati’s response to the breach.

That poor administrative employee will probably stick to better passwords in the future, eh?

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  1. By Twitter Directory 2000 posted on July 18, 2009 at 9:00 am
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    I guess the Twitter guys are going to have to beef up their projections to beat their old estimates. How says these files are really accurate?


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