Twitter hack: The Wednesday Twitter attacked by hackers
Twitter went through a massive breakdown on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, after accounts of some of the globally acclaimed public figures, celebrities and executives, got hacked. The Twitter hack could be understood as some of the accounts started tweeting links of bitcoin scams. Twitter has primarily hinted at a trick by an employee who gave illegal access to Twitter administrative tools that have created this vast chaos.
From accounts of a former US President to a possible future president, businessmen, valuable companies have undergone this hack. This may be termed as the worst cyber disaster over security to hit social media. The first trace of this forcible inclusion came up at 3 PM EDT. When Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s Twitter account tweeted about its partnership with ‘Crypto for health. Then return 5000 bitcoins and provided a link through which people could send or give money. Cybersecurity experts are in doubt and are worrying. Whether the bitcoin scam is just a veil under which a troubling data breach may go on. Involving of the communication between the globally influential people.
Thursday, the next day after the attack, the Federal Bureau of Investigation informed that. They are attentively investigating the issue of account hacking. On the other hand, Twitter has reported that they are establishing relations with the users. Who had been affected by this data breach and thoroughly checking whether any non-public data of the affected accounts got leaked or not. Based on this study Twitter reported that “approximately 130 accounts. But they gained control over a very “small subset” of the accounts from which they tweeted.
The Twitter hack has not been taken lightly because this is a crucial election year in Americ. And thus surveillance is being done so that it does not make America and the world unstable. Compared to other rival media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter has comparatively fewer users. But as a significant influence on the policymakers, business tycoons, political icons, and government officials. Who often use Twitter to make decelerations and official announcements. But the Wednesday attack showed the brittleness of the security system.
What were the real motifs of the hackers still unknown? What has surfaced has aroused questions in the minds of the VIP users about the security policy and guard of Twitter. The amount of subset that the hacker could get hold of on Wednesday can disrupt financial services and even the presidential campaign.
But the hackers have simply pocketed the money, an amount of $116,000, and run away. Through this, the original plotters can be reache.
From this shocking financial hack, how much million dollars can hackers expect and collect from attacks like this. Even negative feedback has fallen on bitcoins too. Josh Hawley, a Republican senator and a massive critic of Silicon Valley. He has sent a letter to the CEO of Twitter, highlighting the lack of safety and security the users may suffer from while using the personal communication box that Twitter provides. It is not clear who all have done this. The Twitter has not yet marked any targeted official. Thus the personal investigation of Twitter is also going on.
By hijacking the accounts, the hackers have been successful in portraying the bitcoin scam and could show that they have completed the attack. Through this notorious act, they have risked personal information, phone numbers, photographs, emails, and even messages of the users that the hackers could download and later release it during a critical time and threaten users. As elections are knocking at the door, the probability of foul play like this is grave importance.
Though the investigation has not got a clear direction, something unnatural. A forum for hackers claimed that they could steal a Twitter account by changing the email id. Even they posted screenshots in favor of their claims.
These control panel images have left the investigators guessing about the timespan from which the hackers had access to the Twitter community’s internal security. Now the ultimate point of concern is whether the hackers have copied the personal details or not. which they took control over, and this remains the final point in the investigation.