12:04 GMT15 August 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Twitter accounts of industrialists, politicians and celebrities like Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barak Obama and Kim Kardashian West were hacked last week. The hackers ran a crypto-currency scam via these verified and heavily followed accounts. Twitter claimed it was trying to fix things, but did it really though?

    The “Direct Message” or DM inboxes of 130 users have recently been targeted by malicious hackers, who managed to access 36 of the inboxes. One of these belonged to a Netherlands government employee. Revealing details of the incident, Twitter on Thursday revealed it was another crypto attack.

    The official account of Twitter support, in a thread, said they were investigating the matter.

    ​As of now, Twitter has yet to provide details showing which people were targeted in the attack and how many countries were affected. The micro-blogging site has said it will be reaching out to the targeted users as soon as they get more information.

    “We are communicating directly with any impacted account owners, and will share updates here when we have them,” Twitter support wrote.

    Users are confused as to whether these 36 violated inboxes are related to the crypto-hack attack that posted malicious bitcoin links via the accounts of prominent American people and companies including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezon, Apple and Uber.

    The social networking platform, which has 152 million users globally, admitted that the cryptocurrency hack was a “coordinated social engineering attack” by people who successfully targeted some of their employees with access to internal systems and tools. CEO Jack Dorsey had also admitted the case has been rough for the company.

     

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    Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Obama, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, crypto, hack, Twitter
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