Huge Twitter Hack Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos: celebrity Accounts apply to Bitcoin fraud

In an unprecedented Hacker attack on Twitter has succeeded in Unknown on Wednesday, to distribute advertising for a Bitcoin-fraud-Profiles of Celebrities, such

Huge Twitter Hack Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos: celebrity Accounts apply to Bitcoin fraud

In an unprecedented Hacker attack on Twitter has succeeded in Unknown on Wednesday, to distribute advertising for a Bitcoin-fraud-Profiles of Celebrities, such as Ex-President, Barack Obama, and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. Twitter has promised clarification about whether the attackers were able to gain access to information of the affected Accounts.

According to preliminary findings of a short message service in a coordinated attack Twitter employees with access to internal systems to target. Since the beginning of the Corona-crisis, the majority of Twitter works-employees-from your home.

But also discussed a controversial rumor: the Website "Vice reported," citing an alleged attacker, you would have paid for a Twitter Insider for his help.

The information could not independently confirm.

Twitter Accounts hacked: the history of Bitcoins are supposed to pay twice back to back

paid In on Wednesday on account of the widespread Embassy was promised to send Bitcoins to double. For miss also Profiles of the democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, rapper Kanye West, the Microsoft-needs-founder Bill Gates and Tesla chief Elon Musk. The Account of the US President, Donald Trump for the Twitter a key communication channel, was not affected.

Particularly alarming to the attack is that the attackers in spite of all precautions, managed to spread in great style, their messages are also very well protected Twitter Accounts. With this access you would be able to instead of a crude Bitcoin Scam, for example, try to manipulate through false Tweets share prices.

Twitter CEO: "We all regret that this happened,"

"We all regret that this happened," wrote Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "A tough day for us on Twitter." As soon as the company had "a better understanding" of what happened, will you inform the Public as fully as possible.

Many of the Twitter Accounts have been temporarily locked, but a short time later without the fraudulent messages online. For several hours verified Twitter could not tweet Profiles, mostly because of the service amounted to a further spread of the Bitcoin mesh stop wanted. On a Twitter message is called a Bitcoin account was quickly sends cryptocurrency to the value of over 100 000 dollars.

crypto-currency to the value of over 100,000 dollars sent

Twitter had in the past problems with the capers of Accounts, but never on such a broad Front, and with so many prominent names at once. The magnitude of the attack suggested that, this time, not as in previous cases, such a with Twitter Accounts linked, the App was used, but for direct systems of Twitter have been used.

The Accounts of Celebrities should be protected with complex passwords, as well as the so-called Two-factor authentication, with the addition of a freshly schickter Code for the login is on another device. The access to Twitter systems, this security could be arrangements, however, quite obviously, to your advantage.

Last Hacker attack: You have to show that "everything is hackable"

Twitter had tightened security measures after an Unknown person had spread almost a year ago, news of the Account of the company boss Jack Dorsey. The service stated that its systems were not hacked, but a security vulnerability in Dorsey's mobile providers have admitted to Sending Tweets via SMS. Most recently managed the end of January, a group calling itself the "OurMine" to post on the Accounts of several American Football Teams. You have to show that "everything is hackable", as it was then. From the barn to the slaughter: butcher's shop, shows, pig breeding is also different in FOCUS From the active stables to the slaughter: butcher's shop, shows, pig breeding can be done differently Impassioned speech: Meghan says all the things that you as a Royal was not allowed to FOCUS Online/Wochit Passionate speech: Meghan says all the things that you as a Royal was not permitted to

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Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 03:26

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