Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
A massive hacker attack targeted high-profile Twitter users including former US president Barack Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden, and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg. In a post Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said it’s a tough day for us at Twitter.
Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened, Jack Dorsey tweeted.
In an apparent Bitcoin scam, the accounts of many tech billionaires like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk were also compromised.
Twitter accounts of celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked. The fake tweets offered to send USD 2,000 for every USD 1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.