Jeff Bezos, Kanye West and Apple Among the Crypto Twitter Accounts Hacked
On July 15th, Ripple, Gemini, Coinbase, Binance, Coindesk, Coingelegraph, Justin Sun and several more twitter accounts were hacked. The perp(s) who are yet to be identified, are posting tweets on these accounts saying that they have “partnered with CryptoForHealth” and are planning to “give back to the community”.
It doesn’t end there, just a few minutes back, it seems Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Elon’s and Bill Gates’ accounts have also been compromised. The one posted on Elon’s asked for Bitcoin promising to double all payments sent.
Though still unconfirmed, there’s a twitter employee who has access to user management panel that might have been hacked.
Hearing a lot of unconfirmed rumors a Twitter employee with access to the user management panel was hacked.
— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) July 15, 2020
Uber and Apple are the latest to be hacked, at press time.
According to Cointelegraph, Justin Sun is offering $1 Million bounty in exchange for Twitter hackers. At the time of writing, the hackers address have managed to swindle in over $120k in the BTC address.
Some twitter users, were speculating that the hackers managed to scam over $70 Million, however this information is not accurate.
If you look at the hacker's blockchain, 5,314 people have fallen for the scam already, and sent these hackers $7.8M USD thus far. Wow. pic.twitter.com/ogD9Hblnsg
— SARP👺 (@Justin12393LEE) July 15, 2020
This is a developins story.