A large scale Twitter hack eligibly using Twitters own admin tool has targeted and taken over many high-profile accounts including the YouTube gamer MrBeast.
The accounts were then used to scam people into giving thousands of dollars in BitCoin, believing that they were going to receive double the amount back. Some of the main bitcoin accounts used were
(bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh) and had received 12.86 BTC (approx. $118,000) totalling 373 transactions. Just $83 worth of Bitcoin remains in the account.
(bc1qwr30ddc04zqp878c0evdrqfx564mmf0dy2w39l) had received 0.55 BTC (approx. $5000)
Some of the other major Twitter accounts hacked were Apple, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, George Wallace, Wiz Khalifa, Warren Buffett, Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Uber, Twitter Support, Coindesk, Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, Floyd Mayweather, Square’s CashApp, Tron Foundation, Kucoin and probably many more to come.
This is a big nightmare situation for Twitter. Personably I can’t believe that people still fall for this kind of scam.