Bad things like hacking has been happening on Twitter lately and many have fallen prey to their tricky ways to scam others with some popular twitter account.
According to Twitter Inc late on Thursday that hackers targeted about 130 accounts during the cyber attack this week and an incident in which profiles of many prominent personalities and organizations were compromised.
Hackers had accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk and used them to solicit digital currency.
In its latest statement, Twitter said that the hackers were able to gain control to a “small subsets” of the targeted accounts and send tweets from them.
The company added that it was continuing to assess whether the attackers were able to access private data of the targeted accounts.
The high-profile accounts that were hacked also included rapper Kanye West twitter account, Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos twitter account, investor Warren Buffett twitter account, Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates twitter account, and the corporate accounts for Uber Technologies Inc and Apple Inc twitter accounts and many more.
Twitter reiterated that it was working with impacted account owners.
The FBI’s San Francisco division is leading an inquiry into the hacking, with many Washington lawmakers also calling for an accounting of how it happened. All twitter users are scared due what as been trending on Twitter.
The law enforcement agency said that cyber attackers committed cryptocurrency fraud in the incident. Publicly available blockchain records show the apparent scammers received more than $100,000 worth of cryptocurrency on Twitter.
“We’re still in the process of assessing longer-term steps that we may take and will share more details as soon as we can,” Twitter added in its statement.
Hopefully we are waiting for twitter to take a drastic action regarding this means of corruption.