Multiple high-profile accounts on Twitter were hijacked by a coordinated group of cryptocurrency scammers Wednesday, including those of Kanye West, Apple, Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Uber, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bill Gates. The hackers’ tweets have since been deleted from the affected accounts.
Which accounts were hacked on Twitter?
The Hackers took over the Twitter accounts of politicians, celebrities, and entrepreneurs, including Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian West, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk, as well as Twitter accounts of several cryptocurrency companies regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services.
Who hacked Twitter for Bitcoin?
A British man was arrested Wednesday in Spain in connection with the 2020 hack of Twitter accounts belonging to Apple, President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Tesla chief Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and more than 100 others to swindle their followers out of bitcoin, the Justice …
Who hacked Twitter July 2020?
Joseph O’Connor, 22, was arrested in Estepona, Spain, after U.S. authorities charged him with hacking into more than 130 Twitter accounts.
Does Twitter have security issues?
The hack last week that exposed Twitter Inc.’s TWTR -0.11% longstanding security issues started with a process familiar to almost every internet user: the password reset. … The relatively mundane mechanics of the attack highlight Twitter’s continued struggles with security, according to cybersecurity experts.
Can a hacker steal Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that uses cryptography to secure transactions. … Hackers can steal bitcoins by gaining access to bitcoin owners’ digital wallets.
Can you get scammed through Bitcoin?
In July 2020, the FTC reported on a Bitcoin scam in which scammers hacked into Twitter accounts and contacted the accounts’ followers asking for money in Bitcoin. … You can also check whether the wallet address someone gives you for sending a crypto payment is connected with a scam through the Bitcoin Abuse database.