Massive Twitter Hack 2020- Accounts of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Joe Bidden, Uber, and Many other High Profile Users/Companies were hacked to direct a Cryptocurrency scam and steal Money from Hundreds of users. It also raises a question against the security of the data of other twitter users.
On July 16, A massive hack at twitter took place and it affected more than 20 Verified accounts to steal Bitcoins from users around the world. At the time of posting, this hack is still been going on and twitter has not been able to find any solution after two hours.
Who is affected
Apparently, A tweet was posted on these accounts which stated “We are giving away double bitcoins to anyone who sends any amount to this wallet address”
The wallet address, which is being used to scam people all around the world is below
This tweet was posted from several High-profile accounts and they have managed to make over 115,000$ so far. It has never happened in the history of twitter and the tech giant has finally accepted their mistake.
These are the accounts that has been Hacked by this group/individual
- Bill Gates
- Elon Musk
- Joe Biden
- Warren Buffett
- Kanye West
- Michael Bloomberg
- Jeff Bezos
- Barack Obama
- Mr Beast
- Coin Base
People who got scammed are looking for a refund but sadly there is no way to traceback or revert these transactions due to extreme Blockchain security.
These are some tweets that were posted using these accounts mentioned above.
Same tweet was posted by multiple accounts and people actually fell for it. This hack was not targeted to these accounts, instead it happened at the Twitter Admin base, which makes it more deadly. No account in the world is safe right now. There are also chances of massive data breach and data of million of twitter user is at stake.
Some Comapanies were able to gain access via password reset and they have deleted the tweets and trying to figure it out what really happened.
Although, to take some action against it, twitter has blocked Verified accounts to post a tweet to stop the spread of these scam tweets.
How much this group/individual have funneled
There have been 358 Transactions so far and this group has scammed more than 12 BTC (almost 13). In real money, it is about 118,224$ in less than 3 hours
It is confirmed that nothing is safe on the internet and our data is at a big risk. This hack has caused twitter’s share crash by 4% in just an hour.
Also, it is advised to VERIFY FIRST, NOT TO TRUST BLINDLY