#TwitterHacked is currently trending online after an unidentified scammer hacked into the twitter accounts of former President Barrack Obama
Alongside the accounts of Presidential candidate Joe Biden, Elon Musk and also Bill Gates
The #TwitterHacked ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama,
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires,
including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
furthermore Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked.
The #TwitterHacked accounts shared fake tweets offering to send $2,000 (€1,750)
for every $1,000 (€875) sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address
However There is no evidence that the owners of these accounts were targets themselves.
Instead, the #Twitterhacked accounts appeared designed to lure their Twitter followers
into sending money to an anonymous Bitcoin account.
The Biden campaign, for instance, said that Twitter’s integrity team “locked down the account
within a few minutes of the breach and removed the related tweet.”
Obama’s office had no immediate comment. Although The FBI said it was aware of Twitter’s security breach,
but declined further comment.
Meanwhile In several tweets, Twitter said it believes the incident was a “coordinated social engineering attack”
that targeted some of its employees with access to internal systems and tools.
They were then use to take control of many high-profile and verified accounts and tweet from them.
However amongst all the #twitterhacked Accounts, it seems like only Democrats were targeted politically
Furthermore this move goes to show how weak Twitter security is ahead of the forthcoming presidential election
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