Twitter states an elected official at the Netherlands was one of 36 accounts holders whose guide message inboxes were obtained in last week’s high profile hack.
Geert Wilders, by the right-wing Freedom Party (PVV), said on Thursday he had been advised that his account was jeopardized by Twitter.
Scammers had submitted tweets on his account and sent bogus messages that were false, or DMs, in his title.
Globe leaders, actors, and technology moguls were one of 130 reports which were targeted at a high-profile scam a week.
The hack looked designed to tempt Twitter followers to send money to an anonymous Bitcoin account.
“To date, we’ve got no sign that any other current or former elected official had their DMs obtained,” the firm said in a announcement.
“We’re actively working on communication directly with all the account-holders which were affected”
Attackers delivered tweets out of 45 of those targeted reports, whereas 8 accounts – none of which were’confirmed’ – had a record of”Your Twitter Data” downloaded.
The business has said the episode was a”coordinated social engineering attack” that targeted a number of its workers using internal systems and resources.
Wilders explained the hack “totally unsuitable in several ways” and signaled his come back to the stage on July 17 using a hashtag #NoMoreHack.
“We are acutely conscious of our duties to the men and women using our support and to society generally,” Twitter stated in a blog article.
“We are ashamed, we are disappointed, and more than anything else, we are sorry. We are aware that we have to work to regain your confidence, and we’ll encourage all attempts to bring the perpetrators to justice”
We expect that our openness and transparency during this procedure, along with the measures and work we’ll take to protect against other strikes, in the long run, is going to be the beginning of creating this right.
An investigation into the hack will be continuing.