Prominent billionares and celebrities Twitter accounts have been Hacked. But the attack was on Twitter and not the individuals.
This happened yesterday being Wednesday. It began when prominent companies like Apple and Google, Uber, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, Mike Bloomberg, Mr Beast, tweeted that they will double your bitcoin,
“We have partnered with Cryptoforhealth and are giving back 5000 BTC to the community”.
Other accounts that were hacked include Binance, Bitcoin, Bitfinex, Litecoin maker Charlie Lee, Changpeng Zhao (CEO of Binance), Gemini, Justin Sun (Tron Founder), Kucoin, Ripple, Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin.
The scam Website used, Cryptoforhealth quickly went offline as the CEO of the domain registrar, Kristaps Ronka told TechCrunch that the domain has been suspended.
This is the latest news currently making waves now.
This is called the bitcoin giveaway scam as all of the hacked accounts tweeted about a giveaway. Even Jeff Bezos’s own read,
“I have decided to give back to my community. All bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. I am only doing a maximum of $50,000,000. bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh Enjoy.”
As at the time of the news break, the scam site had made 12.826 BTC with value of $118,495.
This brings a big question to Twitter security, How did this Happen?
Malwaretech tweeted in regards to this,
“Hearing alot of unconfirmed rumors a Twitter user employee with access to the user management panel was hacked.”
In response, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey later tweeted,
“Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel trible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.”
Despite the attack, Bitcoin Price is still at $9,200.
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