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Twitter suffers massive breach with many high-profile accounts hacked

By Cookie Monster - on 16 Jul 2020, 8:49am

Twitter suffers massive breach with many high-profile accounts hacked

Twitter suffers a massive security breach today which affected many high-profile accounts. 

The compromised Twitter accounts were used to post a message encouraging people to donate their bitcoins to an address and the brand or person will double the payment. The tweets appear to be highly coordinated with different waves going out at different intervals.

Some of these accounts include Apple, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Warren Buffett. According to coindesk, some of the compromised accounts have multi-factor authentication enabled.

Image source: TechCrunch

Twitter says it is aware of the security incident and is investigating. The company is also taking steps to fix it. Two of the steps include blocking verified accounts from tweeting and not allowing users to reset their password. 

Source: Twitter, TechCrunch, coindesk

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