A group of “hackers” from the United States and the United Kingdom took responsibility for the computer attack on several prominent verified accounts on the social network Twitter last Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
“Interviews with ‘hackers’ show that the attack was not the work of a country like Russia or a highly developed group. Instead, it was carried out by a group of young people – one of whom says he lives at home with his mother – that met because of their obsession with getting names on Twitter that are hard to get, like single letters or numbers “
The newspaper’s investigation found that “the social media accounts and codes used in commercial transactions with cryptocurrencies (or bitcoins) match the accounts involved in Wednesday’s events.”
The young people also presented to the newspaper “evidence of their commitment, such as recording their conversations on Discord, a popular messaging platform for gamers and hackers, and Twitter.”