Popular verified users like Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, and Elon Musk other public figures and companies were victims of a major bitcoin scam, asking readers to donate bitcoins through a particular URL.
Around 4 pm on Wednesday in the US, many high-profile accounts started tweeting a message saying any bitcoin sent to a link in the tweet will be sent back double
List of Twitter Accounts Hacked
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO
- Kanye West, music mogul
- Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO
- Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX CEO
- Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee
- Barack Obama, former U.S. president
- Warren Buffett, billionaire investor
- Michael Bloomberg, billionaire and former democratic presidential candidate
Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter ‘s marketing chief, tweeted that their “work into the security incident is still ongoing” and promised further updates.
Twitter limited functionality for a much larger group of accounts, like all verified accounts (even those with no evidence of being compromised), while they continue to fully investigate this.
it a tough day for “us at Twitter”. “We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happenedTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey
The “coordinated social engineering attack” was carried out by individuals, who “successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and software,” according to Twitter Support.
“We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf. We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it,”
Twitter Internally has taken significant steps to limit access to internal systems and tools while there investigation is ongoing.
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