More than 100 Twitter verified accounts hacked that include Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and many others!
When most of these Twitter verified accounts hacked, the next thing the hacker did was to ask for money and send it to a Bitcoin address. At least $113,000 has been sent to the tweeted address.
This is the biggest privacy breach of 2020 and in the history of Twitter. Experts have been questioning Twitter to have enough privacy to protect their accounts. Having so many verified accounts that belong to a number of famous personalities could land Twitter in hot waters.
Coordinated social engineering attack
Twitter terms it a coordinated social engineering attack, citing that the hacker first attacked the employees which had the access to the internal system tools of Twitter.
For the initial two hours, Twitter itself couldn’t find out what was happening.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also tweeted to show his concern on the biggest hack of 2020.
Twitter turns off ability for many people to tweet
While fixing the issue, Twitter had turned of ability for many peole to tweet which let to a series of complain after the hack.
But after getting the situation under control. Twitter allowed tweets but with a limited frequency.
We have just named a few, but there are hundreds of Twitter verified account which have been hit by this massive hack. To keep in mind, on average a single twitter verified account has at least one million followers. And these accounts get a massive amount of retweets and likes on their tweets.
Twitter is still working on this hack to be gone once and for all. Furthermore, strengthening their firewall to prevent such hacks from happening again and again. In 2020, users see most of the famous twitter accounts are getting hacked and tweeting inappropriate things.
This is a developing story, more details will be added soon.