Business Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack Updated : July 17, 2020 08:01 AM IST In an extraordinary step, Twitter temporarily prevented many verified accounts from publishing messages as it investigated the breach. Twitter said hackers had targeted employees with access to its internal systems and "used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts." The White House had been in "constant contact with Twitter over the last 18 hours" to keep Trump's Twitter feed secure. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.