As the cyber world recovers from the security breaches on Twitter accounts of many prominent politicians, individuals and brands’, reports credited to Reuters reveals that scammers received more than $100,000 worth of cryptocurrency as publicly available blockchain records show.
Twitter disclosed recently that the crypto hackers were able to download account users’ details for up to eight accounts involved in the hack on its platform that occurred on Wednesday, but said none of the compromised accounts were verified accounts.
Twitter also disclosed that the unknown attackers targeted about 130 accounts, and were able to reset passwords to take control of about 45 accounts and retweet with them.
Recall that a few days ago, Nairametrics reported how BTC scammers went on a rampage on Twitter late Wednesday, as many top personalities, had their accounts tweeting about a BTC giveaway. Later, it became obvious that the breach was much more serious when leading brands and famous people including, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, and Uber, tweeted that they would double users’ BTCs.
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In this recent cyber-attack, the social media platform said that hackers were able to have access to personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses of the 130 accounts but were unable to view previous account passwords.
“In cases where an account was taken over by the attacker, they may have been able to view additional information,” Twitter said in the statement without specifying the type of information accessed.