Latest Twitter hackers received more than $87,000 worth of cryptocurrency

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Twitter hackers received more than $87,000

In the latest statement released by Twitter officials in relation to the recent hacking scam, which saw major public profiles requesting Bitcoin donations from their followers, it has been confirmed that around 130 accounts were compromised by the hackers.

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The official accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Kanye West were among many other official accounts that requested donations in cryptocurrency.

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“Everyone is asking me to give back,” a tweet from Mr. Gates’ account read, “You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000.”

Twitter issued a statement saying it detected “a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools.

“We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweets on their behalf.

“We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it.”

The FBI’s San Francisco division is reportedly leading an investigation into the breach of security, with many officials asking for a detailed report on how it happened.

According to RTE, the hackers managed to get their hands on €87,000 worth of cryptocurrency from Twitter users who believed the Tweets to be real.

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