The accounts of people like Barack Obama and Kanye West have been hacked to get people to give money in cryptocurrencies.
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Social networks are tools that most of us use. However, it is not always the case that they are used forever. Wednesday, July 15, an attack on the security of Twitter when several reports of important characters like Joe Biden and Elon Musk were hacked to commit cryptocurrency fraud.
In a statement, Twitter stated the discovery of “what we believe to be a social engineering attack coordinated by people who have successfully attacked some of our people with access to our systems and tools.”
According to the digital portal from The dayHackers targeted more than 130 accounts and had access to more than 45 thanks to the use of tools that can only be accessed for the platform’s internal support.
Accounts affected include Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Whiz Khalifa, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg and Warren Buffett.
Hackers spread numerous messages about accounts and urge users to deposit $ 10,000 Bitcoinwith the promise that the double amount will be returned to them. Unfortunately, the fraud scheme has helped raise more than $ 120,000.
What is most striking about this event is that, according to the U.S. federal police and an investigation by the New York TimesThose who planned the attack were young “players”.
The scam brought in more than $ 120,000 in Bitcoin / Image: Depositphotos.com
The user named “Kirk” was a suspected Twitter employee at the beginning of the planning and was at the heart of the success of the scam.
Four people who participated in the plan spoke to the NYT to share recordings and screenshots of the conversations of the past few days and to demonstrate their participation before and after the hack.
In their talk, they claimed that their participation was limited to the purchase and purchase of low profile accounts and that they had ceased to work with him when he initiated the hack of higher profile accounts after 3:30 p.m. EST. from this day.
At the end of the attack, the company’s co-founder and CEO admitted that “it was a tough day for us on Twitter” and commented on his report that they were still investigating the incident and disclosing their results to the public.