The more this very obvious but successful scam keeps being investigated, we tend to find out more interesting information about it. This Twitter scam which involved hacked high profile accounts sending Tweets about a cryptocurrency bonus occurred on the 15th of July this year.
It is not clear yet how much the hackers got away with only presumable figures but we do know it was a lot. For one, there were over 100 verified popular Twitter accounts tweeting the same hack tweets almost simultaneously.
Secondly, the offer was a hard one to look past. Send a particular amount of Bitcoin and get double the amount you sent, any average person would fall for that. Twitter termed it a “Coordinated social engineering attack”.
More Info On the Twitter Account: Verified High Profile Twitter Accounts Hacked
Twitter’s Reaction Since the Hack
Immediately Twitter noticed what was going on, they took measures to stop the on-going widespread scam from getting more victims. Their actions included suspending activities from Verified accounts which they reactivated the day that followed.
Recently to Twitter had permanently banned and deleted a lot of Accounts. Twitter announced on the 22nd of July 2020 that about 7000 accounts were banned from its platform for spreading pervasive right-wing theory.
Most of these accounts belong to a group that surfaced in the Trump era known as QAnon.
The Twitter’s message read; “We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension – something we’ve seen more of in recent weeks”.
Twitter’s Latest Revelation Since the Hack
In tweets and updates about the horrific hack, Twitter had stated that up to 36 of the 130 hacked accounts had their DMs compromised. They also stated that they are currently working on reaching those accounts affected.
Twitter’s revelation also noted that an elected official in the Netherlands had his inbox compromised and said they do not have information yet if any former or currently on sit official had their inbox accessed.
At first, after the hack, Twitter had declined that inboxes of hacked accounts might have accessed. Well, now this is quite a revelation considering that there is a possibility that the inboxes of more hacked accounts might not be anonymous to its owners anymore.
Although Twitter had formerly stated that hacked accounts passwords were not compromised, this might just be as bad.