Twitter blames social engineering attack for celeb Bitcoin tweet hack

Twitter blames social engineering attack for celeb Bitcoin tweet hack

Twitter has blamed a social engineering attack on its employees for the hack yesterday which saw the accounts of big names such as Barack Obama and Bill Gates send out bitcoin scam tweets.

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Twitter says ‘coordinated social engineering’ attack caused Bitcoin scam. Hackers caught using BitPay and Coinbase on hack-related wallet. Gold Bug Peter Schiff: ‘Is the Twitter Hack a Harbinger for Bitcoin?’

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Twitter Hack Attack: Major Social Media Quake After High-Profile Accounts Were Hacked

Twitter account of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and several other billionaires has been targeted and hacked. The tweets from their account demanded cryptocurrency Bitcoin donations and said that it’ll be double within 30 minutes. All the tweets were deleted later. The site Blockchain.com which monitors the transactions made in cryptocurrency said a total of $116,000 had been sent to the e-mail addresses mentioned in the fraudulent ways.

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FBI Leading Investigation Of High Profile Twitter Hack | NBC Nightly News

Accounts for famous Twitter users like former President Obama, former Vice President Biden, Jeff Bezos and Kanye West were taken over by cybercriminals. Twitter says it was likely a “coordinated social engineering attack,” meaning access was gained by targeting employees of the social media giant.
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The Twitter Hack & How Social Engineering Puts Us All At Risk

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00:42 – Social Engineering Defined
01:29 – Twitter Attack & How It Happened
04:59 – Impact
09:01 – Dangers of Social Engineering
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