By now you must have heard of or read about the trending Twitter Hack.
Some of the world’s richest and most influential politicians, celebrities, tech moguls and companies were the subject of a massive Twitter hack on Wednesday.
Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Kim Kardashian West and Bill Gates were among the accounts pushing out tweets asking millions of followers to send money to a Bitcoin address.
All of the tweeted messages from the accounts shared similar language. The tweet from Kanye West’s account said he is “giving back to my fans”; the message from Bezos’ account said he had “decided to give back to my community”; and Musk’s account said “feeling greatful.”
Bezos, Musk, and Gates are among the 10 Associated Press, the three men have a combined worth of $362 billion.in the world, based on Forbes’ calculations. According to the
Twitter said in a statement that the company detected what they believed to be “a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools.”
“We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it,” the company tweeted.
Source: CBS news