Whale Alert, a popular service for tracking key cryptocurrency transactions, is adversely affected by Twitter’s anti-hacking efforts.
In one Tweet 16th of July According to Whale Alert, the cryptobot can no longer tweet a transaction automatically or manually, “due to the anti-hack measures taken by Twitter”.
Whale Alert found that the contributions are still available on their telegram channel. and expressed hope that Twitter will solve the problem soon.
Whale Alert told Cointelegraph that they hope it will take a few days for the post to return to normal on the platform:
“Last night’s hack is the biggest security breach for Twitter so far. Disabling the APIs is a drastic measure to prevent further damage. They’re likely to do a thorough review and testing to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” We hope that it will take at least a few days and that everything will go online again systematically. “
The largest channel for connecting to the cryptocurrency community
According to Whale Alert, Twitter is the main channel for the distribution of data about crypto transfers. Whale Alert found that the service doesn’t depend on Twitter for income.
Whale Alert’s Twitter account is much better known than its telegram channel. At the time of this writing, Whale Alert’s Twitter account has more than 280,000 followers, while the telegram channel has 36,000 subscribers.
After this to join on Twitter in September 2018, Whale Alert has established itself as one of the largest sources of information for crypto transactions. Publish suspicious large cryptocurrency transactions in real time, Whale Alert is known to contribute to hack investigations from major global cryptocurrency exchanges.. The Telegram Whale Alert Canal was launched in April 2019.
“The biggest hacking incident”
On July 15, Twitter suffered a massive attack that compromised high profile Twitter accounts like Joe Biden, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to offer fake Bitcoin gifts (BTC). Major cryptocurrency accounts on Twitter have also been hacked, including accounts with the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, and Bitfinex.
After the attack, which was quickly classified as the biggest hacking incident, Twitter has taken important steps to restrict access to internal tools and systems. Hackers have apparently collected large amounts of Bitcoin because one of the purses involved in the attack has so far collected over 12 BTC ($ 110,000). Tron’s CEO Justin Sun later promised to give a $ 1 million reward to those who manage to track down hackers.