In one of a very big online breach to social media giant twitter used by millions of users and influencers worldwide to connect with their followers experienced a breach in its password security resulted hacking of its Users in United states including celebrities and influencers, Political personalities Including big global corporation as Apple Inc experience unwanted message from their accounts
Space- Ex chief Elon Mask’s hacked twitter account was asking to send the Bitcoin in his walletThe tweet stated Feeling grateful doubling all payments sent to my BTC address “You send $1000 I send back $2000! Only doing this for 30 minutes!
Asking for Bitcoin currency to be doubled, The hacker also gave the Bitcoin account address to send the crypto currency
It was clear that this was first of its kind cyber attack which had the security breach on one of major social media platform and targeted the credible moreover verified accounts with Blue tick appears in from of the name usually for influencers like political personalities and famous celebrities.
The official Twitter account of computers and mobile phone maker Apple Inc after getting hacked stated “We are giving back to our community. We support Bitcoin and we believe you should to, All Bitcoins sent to our address below will be sent back to you doubled.
Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates’s Twitter account was’nt remain untouched either from the cyber attack, A tweet from his account after getting hacked stated,” Everyone is asking me to give back, You send $1000, I send you back $ 2000”.
The other famous and high audience following accounts were Former US President Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg, Kim Kardeshian, Joe Biden the Presidential candidate for US President’s Election in november 2020, Uber App twitter Account, and Apple the Mac book and i-phone maker.
With the unlike developments, it was a very busy day for Twitter team members, The CEO of twitter Jack Dorsey tweeted, ” Tough day for us at twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We are diagnosing and we will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened. Love to our teammates working hard to make this right,” Stated his tweet
From San Francisco field office the FBI released a statement ‘The accounts appear to have been compromised in order to perpetuate crypto currency fraud” We advise public not to fall victim to this scam by sending crypto currency or money to this incident”
I many tweets after the incident by tweeter the company said that “ It was a co-ordinated attack” Targeting its employees. “ With access to internal systems and tools.”
We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible accounts and tweet on their behalf” stated twitter the company in its tweets.