Mega Cyber Attack on Twitter Hits Musk, Bezos, ObamaBy MBN Staff | Thu, 07/16/2020 - 11:50
Not even the tech geniuses are safe from cybercriminals. Yesterday afternoon the Twitter accounts of some big tech leaders and politicians in the US, such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, were violated to promote a bitcoin scam.
In a coordinated attack, accounts tweeted promising to double the amount sent by its followers transferring money via bitcoin in the next 30 minutes and then giving it back to them. Other breached Twitter accounts include Kanye West, Uber, Apple, Warren Buffet and Michael Bloomberg.
Twitter restricted verified accounts from being able to post. Shortly before 8:00 p.m., the service was restored and verified accounts were able to tweet again. The company led by Jack Dorsey said it was investigating the problem around 5:00 p.m. "We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly," said the company. “You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident.”
We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2020
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