TWITTER – BITCOIN SCANDAL
On the 15th of July twitter encountered with a major cyber crash, which targeted more than 130 celebrity accounts including those of Elon Musk, Barak Obama, Bill Gates and Kayne West and many more.
According to source the celebrities exposed tweets of a Bitcoin to millions of their followers.
“I have decided to give back to my community. All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. I am only doing a maximum of $50,000,000.”
The scam progressed for a certain extent as independent researcher Brian Krebs states that the bitcoin wallet address shows 393 transactions which proximate to $118,104.27.
Furthermore twitter had reveal few details about the above incidents and had locked down certain affected accounts as well.
FBI had taken upon with the lead and proceeding with the investigations.
As per twitter confirms that there is no evidence of private messages sent by the account holders and had been able access passwords the next day after the attack.
Remarks of dismay embarked from lawmakers over the larger divarication over the incident.
“This hack bodes ill for November balloting,” U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, said in a statement scolding Twitter for “its repeated security lapses and failure to safeguard accounts.
Meanwhile President Donald Trump a constant Twitter user was not jeopardized by this incident, as spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany states,
The White House had been in “constant contact with Twitter over the last 18 hours” to keep Trump’s Twitter feed secure, she said. Furthermore, Representative Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, asked what would happen if Twitter allowed a similar incident to occur on Nov. 2, a day before the U.S. presidential election.
These incidents seems rather compatible and even rather bullied at as well.
According various other narratives, rumors start spreading that the sim-swapping community could be involved and in an investigation done by the Vice/Motherboard stated that screenshots of Twitter’s internal tools appeared on underground forums ahead of the attacks. It also claimed to have sources inside the hacker group responsible for the campaign, who said they merely bribed a Twitter employee and were off to the races.
Many more rumors go around just like a tweet. The more the rumors are retweeted more comes the hypothesis, but investigations are proceeding in style the truth will be revealed in the meantime.
At times like this awareness is prompted to taken much care of and be mindful about the cyborgs present in social media.