It was a rude shock today, as the Twitter accounts of prominent global citizens and big corporate organizations the world over were hacked and compromised in a bitcoin related transactions and deal swaps.
Prominent individuals who were affected by this scandalous act were Former President Barack Obama, Former vice president and presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Elon Musk, and Apple, Uber, Warren Buffet, Wiz Khalifa,Kim Kadedashian, CashApp and Uber, were also among those hijacked.
Some undentidied scammers and fraudsters were said to have broken cyber protocols and hacked into their twitter accounts and laying siege to sensitive information and files, all in a bid to carry out fraudulent transactions which involve swapping and transferring bitcoins worth millions of dollars in order to defraud people of their fund. This act is regarded as cryptocurrency scam, where scammers posted the same message and promised users who give Bitcoin to an account listed in the tweets get double their payments.
The tweets read’ I am giving back to the community,all Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1000, I will send back $2000. Only doing this for 30 minutes’ .
As at 6:54pm EST, the scammers appeared to have received 355 donations netting 12.86131944 BTC , which totals $118,365.30
Details of this cyberattack and cyber security breach are yet to be unravel as reports are still sketchy.