It’s a SCAM, don’t take part! “Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss in a tweet warned about his official Twitter account.
On Wednesday, scammers attempting to dupe people into sending cryptocurrency bitcoin were hijacked by Twitter’s Apple’s official, Elon Musk, Bezos, and others.
Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Uber, and Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, Bitcoin specialist firms, etc. were also increasingly growing the list of accounts requested at the same time.
“We know about the security incident involving Twitter accounts,” the messaging service said in a tweet.”We ‘re reviewing and taking action to repair it.
“The Biden campaign told AFP that Twitter had immediately locked the compromised account and deleted the false post. It appears that Twitter has removed the right to tweet from approved accounts, those with official blue checkmarks.
“You may not tweet or reset your password while we’re investigating and fixing this incident,” Twitter’s support team said in a message.”You may not tweet or reset your password while we’re investigating and settling this incident,” Twitter’s support team said in a tweet.”
It is the same attack/takeover that other big crypto twitter accounts are facing.
Blockchain.com, which tracks transactions made in cryptocurrencies, noted that 12,58 bitcoins, worth nearly $116,000, had been sent to the email addresses listed in the fraudulent tweets.
The tweet that appeared on Musk’s Twitter account said, “Happy Wednesday! I ‘m giving back Bitcoin to all of my fans. I’m doubling all the payments sent to the Bitcoin address below.
You send 0.1 BTC, and I give 0.2 BTC back!”
They added that the deal was “just 30 minutes.”False messages that appeared in the accounts of other prominent celebrities made similar claims of instant wealth.
The scammers have hacked accounts belonging to Uber’s heavyweight rideshare and those belonging to bitcoin trading firms. The account of US President Donald Trump, who has more than 83 million followers, has not been hacked.”
Considering the accounts that have been compromised more recently (Apple, Uber, Gates, Musk, etc.), and I am now leaning towards this being an internal breach of the Twitter network and not an API assault from the web aggregator site,” Andreas Antonopoulos.
Rachel Tobac of the information security company Social Proof Protection, has theorized that hackers have had possession of Twitter’s administrative access to “take over an accessible account and tweet on their behalf.
“A version of the scam asked people to click on a connection to exploit it.”All big Twitter crypto accounts have been compromised,” Winklevoss warned in a tweet.
Of the compromised accounts, @gemini used the crypto-exchange, according to his twin brother and co-founder Tyler Winklevoss.”Gemini’s twitter account, along with several other crypto twitter accounts, has been compromised,” Tyler Winklevoss said in a tweet.
In the past, Twitter has been the victim of hackers. In March 2017, the records of Amnesty International, the French Ministry of Economics, and the North American BBC service tried hacking the account by hackers suspected to have been loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Last August, many offensive or derogatory messages was made on the personal account of Twitter creator Jack Dorsey without his knowledge.