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jeudi 30 juillet 2020

Twitter reveals exactly how bitcoin scammers hacked Elon Musk's, Kim Kardashian's accounts

Twitter reveals exactly how bitcoin scammers hacked Elon Musk's, Kim Kardashian's accounts

Twitter just released an update on the massive hack that prompted the Great Blue Tick Silence of 2020, letting us know exactly how many accounts were actually impacted.

On July 15, hackers posted tweets from several prominent, verified Twitter users' accounts, falsely claiming that any bitcoin sent to a certain address would be paid back in double. The scam netted the hackers 400 payments with a total value of $121,000 — a tidy sum for a handful of tweets. 

Now, Twitter has revealed what it's learned about how this hack took place, stating that it "relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to [Twitter's] internal systems." Read more...

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from Mashable https://mashable.com/article/twitter-bitcoin-hack-spear-phishing-attack/
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