Massive Twitter Hack in the US from Bitcoin Scam

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Massive Twitter Hack in the US from Bitcoin Scam

According to a recent story from BBC, a number of big-name American Celebrities had their Twitter accounts hacked earlier this week through a Bitcoin scam.

Among the most notable names are former president Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, and Bill Gates.

 

According to BBC, “Twitter said it was a “co-ordinated” attack targeting its employees “with access to internal systems and tools”. “We know they [the hackers] used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf,” the company said in a series of tweets”

As a result, Twitter has since blocked users from being able to Tweet Bitcoin wallet addresses for the time being, information that is used to send and receive cryptocurrency.

Although the list of targets was extremely star-studded, this attack targeted Twitter, not individual users or the profiles that were hacked.

Evidently, no one is safe from hackers, not even the stars! Read the full story to learn more.

Be safe out there, until next Malware Monday…