Hackers Broke Into The Twitter Accounts Of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, And Other Celebrities
Hackers posted fraudulent entries in the Twitter accounts of several American celebrities. Among the victims are entrepreneurs Elon Musk, bill gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, politicians Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Uber and Apple, and others.
On the hacked pages, tweets appeared with the offer to "double all payments" to those who transfer bitcoins to the specified wallet within 30 minutes. By data TrendsMap.com according to Bloomberg, the text of the fraudulent message was posted on Twitter more than 3 thousand times in four hours. Twelve bitcoins, or more than $110,000, were transferred to the wallet specified in the tweets.
The Twitter support service said that the company is aware of the "security issues" that have occurred and is currently working to fix them. In another tweet, users of hacked accounts were warned about the temporary inability to change their password and publish entries.
Several affected users told Bloomberg that they used a strong password and two-factor authentication. The fraudulent tweets were published using the Twitter web app.
The apparent Scam also caught the attention of the FBI.
"We are aware of today's security incident involving several Twitter accounts belonging to high-ranking individuals," the FBI's San Francisco office said in a statement.
They also urged the public "not to become a victim of this Scam" and not to transfer funds to fraudsters.
It is assumed that this cyberattack is the largest in the history of Twitter's security system.
Last year, hackers broke into the Twitter account of the social network's founder, Jack Dorsey. About 20 tweets with racist content and bomb threats appeared on his page. The company said that Twitter's systems were not compromised by the hacking of Dorsey's account.