The Twitter accounts of a handful of important people within different sectors have been compromised due to a hack. The main affected have been Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, although large companies such as Apple and Uber have suffered this direct attack on their blue bird accounts. Despite the fact that at first you may think that you are looking to steal confidential information, the plans of the hackers go to scam the followers of these personalities.
This scam has been developed in two steps: the first and most obvious, accessing the accounts of the companies and companies mentioned above and the second is the publication of a tweet in which, with an altruistic volume, the different accounts offer to return the double bitcoins sent to the specified address. Yes, this smells like a scam. However, by reviewing the address to which these payments can be sent, we can see how the hackers have obtained a total of $ 110,000. That at least for the moment, we do not rule out that as the hours progress this figure increases.
I can’t tell if this is a troll or a hack, which says about all you need to know. pic.twitter.com/RDKMMjVHOg
– Ryan Mac 🙃 (@ RMac18) July 15, 2020