Thursday, July 16, 2020

High profile Twitter accounts hacked

Twitter scam was part of worldwide hacking scam which targeted high Profile twitter accounts, target includes official accounts of Former US president Barack Obama, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Elon Musk, kim Kardashian and companies like UBER, Apple.

All these accounts were flashed with tweeted messages asking "All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1000, i will send back $2000".
Twitter current CEO Jack Dorsey Tweeted
Attacker attack simultaneously to compromise all these high profiles twitter accounts. 

Even though Twitter response quick enough to remove these hacked posts, but not quick enough to prevent followers to not become victim to these severe bitcoin fraud.

In current Cyber world such attacks are common with people around the world, but make it looks bigger attacker attack such high profiles in one go to prove that no body is safe in current Cyber world and same time making sure users and followers place their trust in "Bitcoins" or Digital Currency.

Impact so far

Prior Twitter remove attacker tweets, attacker roughly received over $100K Bitcoin.

How Twitter high profile accounts got Hacked?

Such attacks are not very common, some users noticed that many Twitter accounts are linked with same email ID

Some websites sources are saying that for sure such attacks are not possible until unless some insider was paid some hefty amount to reset email IDs along with passwords.

Twitter said "We noticed what we think to be a sophisticated social engineering attack by attacker who successfully targeted our employee with access to internal systems".

Clearly hackers sent a message to Twitter that Twitter Employee help them to hijack these accounts.

compromised account owners not made any statement publicly yet.