After a Hacker attack: Biden uses Twitter-attack to call for campaign donations

After the hacker attack on celebrities to Twitter users, the FBI should have taken over the investigation. This is the Reuters news Agency learned on Thursday o

After a Hacker attack: Biden uses Twitter-attack to call for campaign donations

After the hacker attack on celebrities to Twitter users, the FBI should have taken over the investigation. This is the Reuters news Agency learned on Thursday of two with the operation, familiar people. Previously, the FBI had declared the incident to be known to you.

How could this happen exactly to the extent a unprecedented Hack, remained unclear. Twitter has promised clarification about whether the attackers were able to gain access to information of the affected Accounts. The hacker attack should not remain without consequences for the trust in the platform – especially since verified Accounts were affected by the attack, and the attack took place, apparently from the inside out.

the presidential candidate of The Democrats, Joe Biden, has used the Hack of his Twitter account, however, to the raising of new campaign contributions. He will ask his followers never to Bitcoins, he wrote on Thursday, referring to the on Wednesday of Unknown in his name to the published call for donations in crypto currency. "But if you want to help, make sure that Donald Trump will have only one term in office, you can do that here," he wrote and pointed to a donation page for his election campaign.

The Twitter Account of the former Vice-President was one of the numerous accounts of Celebrity, which were been hacked on Wednesday temporarily. Also, the former President, Barack Obama, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, as well as several entrepreneurs, including Apple and Uber, were affected. Unknown had advertised in your name for dubious crypto-currency Deals.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of a Committee of the Senate a briefing by employees of the company demanded. "It can't be stressed enough how disturbing this incident is, both in view of its impact as well as in view of the obvious failure of the internal control mechanisms of Twitter, in order to prevent it," wrote the Chairman of the trade Committee, Republican Roger Wicker, on Thursday in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

"It is not difficult to imagine that future attacks will be used to disseminate disinformation or otherwise using famous Accounts of discord to sow." Wicker asked Dorsey to ensure that staff inform the Committee at the latest by next Thursday in detail about the incident and the following steps of Twitter.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 16:20

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