A great hack was carried out on one of the most used social networks by businessmen, politicians, and entertainment personalities. Twitter has not yet managed to find the way in which computer criminals could access its systems to pose a cryptocurrency scam. Characters like Bill Gates (Microsoft), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Elon Musk (Tesla), among others like rapper Kanye West and even Apple’s tweet-free account.
Investigations are ongoing. Meanwhile, the criminal act on the social platform has managed to take its toll on its actions, producing a 3.62% drop when closing this Wednesday.
The big scam
The mechanism used by scammers involved depositing into a Bitcoins account in which Bill Gates or Elon Musk or others were supposed to double the amount in return. “I have decided to give back to my community. All money sent to my address will be doubled. I’m only making a maximum of USD 50,000,000 ″, which has been mention in the tweet.
The messages were sent in coordination and with similar words, which warned many followers of celebrities and exposed the security dilemma that has already worried many.
In the face of the recent attack, the Twitter support group sent a brief message to show their concern about this situation. «We are aware of a security incident affecting Twitter accounts. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will inform everyone shortly. You may not be able to tweet or reset your password while reviewing and dealing with this incident», they said via the @twittersupport account.
Through a cryptocurrency platform called Gemini, Cameron Winklevoss, co-founder of the same, requested through his account on the same social network that they should not participate because it was an era. «All cryptocurrency Twitter accounts were compromised», he stressed.
Despite the warnings, a user on the social network managed to determine that, unfortunately, a total of 196 transactions were made to the accounts of the scammers.