A simultaneous attack on the social network Twitter has been made against the accounts of popular people and companies related to the technological world and in particular to Bitcoin. Suddenly Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos have all posted a scamming Tweet claiming to raise Bitcoin for a charitable cause and links to a fake website.

A Massive Twitter Hack Breaking Down Two-Factor Authentication From Bill Gates to Apple

It is not yet clear how the attack took place, although it has affected many important Twitter accounts. People like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West, or Bill Gates have been the targets of the scam.

Also, many accounts of companies related to cryptocurrencies such as Coinbase, CoinDesk, Gemini, Ripple, Cash App, Bitcoin, or Binance have posted these scammers' Tweets. Other accounts of relevant technology companies have also fallen, like Apple, Tesla, or Uber.

Some screenshots of the published tweets:

Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam
Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam
Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam
Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam
Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam
Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam
Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam

Cameron Winklevoss, the co-founder of Gemini, indicates that these accounts had both a strong password and two-factor authentication enabled. Therefore, there remains the question of how these accounts could have been compromised if the hackers were able to skip the two-factor authentication.

Everything seems to indicate that the attack occurred on the Twitter platform itself and has not compromised the accounts one by one or compromising a third-party publication tool. Since Twitter automatically shows from which platform the tweets have been sent, it can be verified that in all cases of this attack they come from the Twitter website itself.

This also means an external tool has not been used. As it has been published in different captures of hacked accounts, the hackers have changed the recovery email for the accounts in all cases.

Twitter Hack Barack Obama Elon Musk Bill Gates Bitcoin Spam

Twitter has indicated that they are aware of the attack and are investigating the situation, with more information about it soon. At the moment, the first measures they have taken have been disabling the publication of tweets by verified accounts (practically all compromised accounts are verified accounts) and disabling password change.

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