US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is believed to be investigating a major hack and Bitcoin scam on Twitter - which has compromised many accounts of major political and business figures, including Joe Biden and Bill. Gates, Elon Musk and Barack Obama.
According to Wall Street Journal: The FBI is investigating the hack - with help from people close to Twitter, to see whether vulnerabilities in this social network's system could pose a greater national security threat.
The fraudster seized many accounts that were "tick green" on Twitter on July 15 to commit the Bitcoin (BTC) scam, the content of the tweet posted by the hacker promised to refund double the amount of money for anyone who transfers coins into the Bitcoin wallet he mentioned.
"Grateful, I will double all the money sent to my BTC wallet address!", Citing a tweet from the billionaire Elon Musk's account - now deleted. “You deposited $ 1,000, I will send back $ 2,000! This only lasts for 30 minutes. ”
Network security firm Unit 221b and blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis both said they were contacted by law enforcement to resolve the case.
Rumor has it that hackers bribed an employee of Twitter to assist them in the attack, although the terms of this purposeful agreement are unclear.
"We took advantage of a real agent to do all the work for us," another hacker told Motherboard technology.
Hackers hacked accounts using an internal tool from Twitter - showing various details about the identity and status of user accounts, such as whether an email address has been verified. Whether or not the account is suspended or not, according to a screenshot published by Motherboard.
After the hack, Twitter said it had implemented restricting access to its internal systems and tools and began investigating the incident, the San Francisco-based company called it a "hack." technical non-technical pilots ”.
"We are looking at malicious activities that hackers may have done or information they may have accessed," Twitter said.
According to New York Post
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