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Detail Analysis

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Date:

Status:

Count:

Contributor:

July 16, 2020

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Verified

1

zerofriction.io

Loss Amount:

120,000

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Recovered Amount:

-

Currency:

Dollars, BTC

KYC By:

Audit By:

None

None

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Website:

No data

Twitter:

No data

Discord:

No data

Telegram:

No data

Medium:

No data

Github:

No data

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Key Indicators

Platform:

Type:

Category:

Method:

Compromised Access Control

Extended Method:

Spear phishing attack, hacked accounts

Data Sources:

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In the early hours of this morning, many celebrity politicians and some companies' Twitter accounts were attacked by hackers, and these Twitter accounts all published relevant digital currency phishing scam information. The cyber-criminals attacked the profiles of approximately 130 celebrities and managed to get control over 45 accounts. The bad actors managed to send fraudulent tweets from high-profile accounts of many that include Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and Barack Obama. Jeff Bezos and Kanye West were also among the affected. Twitter took immediate action to temporarily disable all verified users in the social network from tweeting while the incident is investigated. They also tweeted from the official Twitter support profile that they are aware of a security incident impacting some of the verified accounts on Twitter, and they are investigating and taking steps to fix it. However, the phishing information was deleted a few minutes after it was posted. As of now, the scammers have received 12.86 bitcoins in total.

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