…and it keep growing.
What started off as a small post and warning to an account hack is turning into a rapidly escalated affair.
How it Began
This first anomaly was this now deleted tweet from a clearly compromised @angeloBTC account
This was confirmed a scam by @CryptoCobain…
…but unfortunately many BTC were lost in the process. But wait, there’s more!
Here we can see the hacked Angelo account RT this Tweet from a compromised @Binance account.
Now we see the same Tweet popping up all around major Crypto-Twitter accounts. So what is happening? A major flaw from Twitter itself or hackers that waited to do a large scale coordinated attack?
Lessons from this is to not send anyone money today until you completely verify. There is NEVER a rush, so if it’s “to good to be true” it probably is. Don’t Trust, Verify!
Here are some of the bigger accounts impacted.
And the list goes on and on. There is LOADS of low follow accounts impacted as well. The scope of this is fairly large. Yikes!
Coin Desk reporting on the hack while not mentioning themselves in the Tweet at least added some humor to the situation.
@IamNomad makes a good point…..
…..as does @zackvoell
Twitter needs to fix this ASAP as it’s getting out of control.
On the plus side, this is so brazen and obvious that the market has not reacted to it yet. These people could have shorted the market and used these accounts to create panic around blockchain problems or worse. One would assume these are not rich hackers as they are trying to take money and not leverage their wealth against market FUD.
Stay safe. DO NOT send anyone money. Monitor your accounts and password security. Good Luck everyone!
Rumor is that Twitter employee panel was hacked.
In the midst of the largest hack in Twitter history they decide to roll out a new DM feature like nothing is happening. Holy wow, like….really? LOL. Brutal!
Update #3: Justin Sun Offering a $1 Million Bounty
“We are working closely with Twitter to resolve this issue immediately and return our accounts to normal. We are always vigilant in the handling our accounts; operating safely and responsibly — taking the security of our accounts to the highest standards possible. This only further illuminates the urgent need for our society to adopt decentralized, trustless software and services.”
Update #4: “Blue Check Mark” accounts can not tweet.
Update #5: Verified accounts can Tweet again.