Twitter experienced its worst security breach on 15 July 2020, with numerous verified accounts hijacked by hackers, who then urged people to send them bitcoins. The list of hacked accounts includes Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Apple, Uber, and many others. According to the company, a Twitter employee assisted the hackers, providing them with access to internal systems and tools.
Although some people still believe that Bitcoin transactions are untraceable and anonymous, the facts prove otherwise, says crypto expert and Bitcoin Foundation member Alexander Kitchenko, commenting on last week's Twitter hack resulting in the theft of roughly $120,000 worth of cryptocoins.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Twitter said on Saturday that the recent attack on accounts of prominent figures was carried out by hackers who infiltrated the company's internal systems using several employees' credentials.
Earlier in the week, Twitter was swept with a massive hacker attack that posted bitcoin scam texts, affecting tens of thousands of accounts, among which were Elon Musk, Kanye West, Joe Biden and many others.
This week Twitter experienced an unprecedented hacking attack which saw a large number of high-profile verified accounts compromised by a bitcoin scam. Reports later emerged that a Twitter staffer might have been paid to help the hijackers carry out the assault by providing access to the platform’s key internal tool.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About 130 accounts on Twitter have been targeted by hackers over the past week as part of a large security incident affecting the social network, Twitter Support said on Friday.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said on Thursday the massive hacking operation of verified accounts on Twitter the day prior was part of a plot to "perpetuate cryptocurrency fraud."
This comes in the wake of a massive hack attack on Twitter accounts of world-famous politicians, businessmen and celebrities, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Kanye West.
On today's episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked about topics from the Twitter hack that struck high-profile accounts to whether masks are effective against COVID-19 to culture and name changes.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Twitter shares experience an over 5 percent price drop at pre-market trading sessions in the United States after the hacking attack on celebrities' accounts, trading data shows.
On Wednesday, Twitter experienced a massive hacker attack on accounts of world-famous politicians, businessmen and celebrities, including Elon Musk, Kanye West and Joe Biden. The company is still investigating the incident, but sources in the hacking community now say that Twitter’s own representatives had something to do with the attack.