Hackers took control of several Twitter accounts yesterday, including those of Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Warren Buffett, Apple, Kanye West and Jeff Bezos. It is not yet clear who exactly these hackers were, but we know that they were able to use Twitter’s internal employee tools to perform the hack. This means that either an insider on Twitter was involved or that these hackers were adept enough to hijack cyber professionals’ accounts. In any case, an unknown entity had (and could have) the proverbial voice mailbox of the world’s most powerful people and used that power … to carry out a Bitcoin scam that raised around $ 120,000.
I can’t overdo how much power these hackers had at their fingertips, but I can’t underestimate how stupid you would have to be if you were to fall for this bitcoin scam and actually carry it out. It̵
“You send $ 1000 and I send you back $ 2000!” It is a classic. The only thing that would be more transparent would be “I am an administrator and your account information has been compromised. Please chat with us in this private forum and send us your password one letter at a time – pas s …”
Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of the cyber security company CrowdStrike, has described this as “the worst hack of a large social media platform”. Basically, SPECTER infiltrated the MI6 to resolve their parking violations. I mean, these hackers could have caused an international incident, fueled the economy, or started a war. Joe Biden could have called Vladamir Putin a bitch. You could have promised Jeff Bezos to blow up the moon. Want to make more than $ 120,000? Hack Warren Buffett’s account and say you are a Onlyfans.
Ah great. A missed opportunity for super villains everywhere, but a decent $ 120,000 payday, I think. Maybe it’s enough to keep them going while they hide from the FBI for the rest of their lives.
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