On Wednesday became numerous Twitter Accounts of prominent businessman the victim of a major hacker attack. The Accounts of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos posted within a short time, a call for donations – with the offer to double each incoming donation. In the case of Gates, it was said: "All ask me to give something back and now is the time for it. I double all payments be sent in the next 30 minutes to my Bitcoin address. You send me 1000 dollars, I will send you 2000 dollars“.
Twitter deleted the Tweets from the various Accounts already after a short time, but a few minutes later for more Postings from well-known Accounts followed, such as those of Biden, Barack Obama, the presidential candidate of the Democrats, Joe, or the Rapper Kanye West. The official Accounts of the companies, Apple and Uber, as well as the former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg were affected .
According to information from the crypto-provider "hi Krypto" is the approach to a large-scale fraud: One should send any money to these Bitcoin addresses. Nevertheless, the scammer will have received with your mesh according to initial estimates, within a very short time, several hundred thousand dollars.
Twitter had in the past always again problems with the capers of Accounts, but never on such a broad Front, and in the case of such a prominent name.
Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 20:19