Twitter will strengthen account security ahead of US presidential election

Twitter will improve the security of some accounts ahead of the US presidential election.

Additional measures include stronger passwords, password reset protection, and two-factor authentication. The service will also update the internal system to quickly respond to suspicious activity.

Some users will receive notifications about changes to the security policy. Among them:

  • US governors and secretaries of state;
  • representatives of the executive branch and Congress;
  • political parties and candidates;
  • major US news agencies and political journalists.

“Although we demand to improve the security of some accounts, given the specifics of the election period, every Twitter user can do this,” the message says.

Earlier, one of the official Twitter accounts of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was attacked by hackers. They posted a series of tweets calling for cryptocurrency donations to be sent to the National Relief Fund.

Recall that in July, unknown persons hacked the Twitter accounts of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and other celebrities. Then on their pages there were messages about a fake distribution of 5,000 BTC from the Cryptoforhealth website.