Hackers hack Twitter to promote crypto scams! Hackers hack Twitter and used a number of high-profile Twitter accounts on Wednesday, including Kanye West, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates!
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Twitter was also hacked, was was Apple’s, Uber’s, Jeff Bezo, And others.
At this time, the source of the attack is not clear. What is clear, however, was that the hackers targeted a wide range of influential accounts.
The attacks also appeared to be coordinated. The message shared many similarities and was used on multiple accounts.
Also targeted: accounts belonging to CoinDesk, Binance, Ripple, Gemini, and other figures well-known in the cryptocurrency world, though messages shared there were slightly different.
A tweet posted to the account of Ripple promised “2,000 Ripple to random addresses that send over 1,000 Ripple to our Covid-19 Fund.” Other messages on targeted accounts, including Coinbase and Gemini, promoted a fictitious giveaway for “CryptoForHealth.”
It’s not clear how the hackers gained access to so many high-profile verified accounts simultaneously, especially since many of those types of accounts have extra security measures in place.
Big questions are awaiting Twitter’s response, including whether or not they’re equipped to protect its users.
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