The Twitter records of 130 acounts were targeted as a major aspect of a bitcoin scam influencing people to send money in form of bitcoins and they would receive them back double, twitter said that the attackers targeted prominent users like Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and many more
“I’m feeling generous because of Covid-19,” Musk’s tweet said. “I’ll double any BTC payment sent to my BTC address for the next hour. Good luck, and stay safe out there!” All the tweets were subsequently deleted and verified Twitter accounts, those with a blue check, were temporarily silenced.All the tweets
“For a small subset of these accounts, the attackers were able to gain control of the accounts and then send Tweets from those accounts,” wrote the Twitter Support account, without specifying how many accounts the attackers were able to control.
In spite of the fact that Twitter has confronted the issue of digital currency tricks before, the size of Wednesday’s assault is unordinary, throwing a focus on the potential security vulnerabilities of the well known online life stage.
Twitter declined a solicitation for a full rundown of the focused on accounts considering its continuous examination, where it’s “proceeding to survey whether non open information identified with these records was undermined.”
On Wednesday, the records of many universally celebrated figures that crossed tech, governmental issues and amusement posted comparative tweets requesting gifts by means of Bitcoin. Apple, Uber and different organizations were likewise up to speed in the rambling hack, which Twitter later credited to a social designing assault on its workers.
“Everyone is asking we to give back, and now is the time,” a now-deleted tweet from Gates’ said, pledging to double all payments to a Bitcoin address for the next 30 minutes.
Notwithstanding Twitter, the FBI likewise declared the dispatch of test into the hacking episode.