How Crypto Hackers Hacked Twitter and What They Did
On Twitter, there has been issues of people’s account being hacked by hackers to get on with many bad sorts. To curb this, twitter implemented a verification system. When users are verified, they get a badge on their profile. The badge is designed as a tick in cloud. It is placed at the end of the account name. the color of the tick is white and that of the cloud is blue.
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On the 15th of July 2020, twitter experienced a major bridge in their security. The bad hackers also known as the Black harts did their thing. They hacked the account of prominent figures around the world and some organizations too. Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Wiz Khalifa, Apple, Uber, Jeff Bezos and more were all hacked. With an access to their twitter handle, messages were twitted that people should donate Bitcoin and get a double of what they donated.
"Everyone is asking me to give back," a tweet from Mr Gates' account said. "You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000."
Here is also a tweet on Jeff Bezos’ account
Owner of SpaceX, Elon Musk, also felt the heat and here is his tweet
Jack, the CEO of Twitter, attested to the issue and made a tweet on how disheartening the occurrence is to the team.
"Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened," tweeted CEO Jack Dorsey late on Wednesday.
"We're diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened," said Mr Dorsey.
As a preventive measure, twitter to disabled verified accounts with blue ticks from tweeting and also disabled the ability to reset password.
As at 20:30 EDT (00:30GMT Thursday) hacked accounts were able to gain access to their account again. Twitter made note that what they did was a quick fix and they are working on better fix.
Things are now in order on Twitter.
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