Last month Twitter reported that it suffered a data security breach at the hands of hackers. While the details of the hack are still unclear, Twitter has stated that through “a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted . . . employees with access to internal systems and tools,” hackers duped employees into handing over administrative access privileges. This enabled hackers to take over high-profile accounts; 130 accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk were compromised. Of these, hackers accessed the direct messaging of 36 accounts and sent tweets from them.
The fraudulent tweets stated that bitcoin sent to the bitcoin wallet included in the tweet would be doubled and