Celebrity Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

July 20, 2020

  • Company: Twitter
  • Industries: Internet
  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees
  • Location: USA
  • Event: Cyber Attack
  • Report Link: Click here
  • Demands: Send cryptocurrency bitcoin
Description:

Twitter locked down dozens of accounts that were hacked in a widespread bitcoin scam.  Twitter immediately took steps to rectify the problem however the immediate issue was people not being able to tweet or reset their passwords.  Among the attacks, Kanye West and Elon Musk’s accounts were some to name a few.

Two schemes were running at the same time hacking a number of cryptocurrency Twitter accounts to spread a fake link.

Bitcoin, Ripple, CoinDesk, CoinBase and Binance were also hacked at the same time. Unfortunately reports indicate that thousands of in bitcoin may have been sent to the scammers digital accounts.

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