A few days ago the virtual world was shaken, after a group of hackers managed to take control of the Twitter accounts of several of the world’s leading personalities. All as part of a scam to try and get Bitcoin from users of the crypto market. However, after this event, the Democratic candidate for the US presidency, and one of the victims of the attack, Joe Biden, has revealed how many Bitcoins he owns.
Twitter scammers only got 13 Bitcoins
A security problem on Twitter
We all know that the Internet world is dangerous. When we start surfing the net, our data is exposed to a whole group of malicious actors, who try to access it for their personal benefit. For this reason, we are advised to take all possible security measures to prevent the leakage of our personal information.
However, neither the world’s longest and most complicated password, nor the two-step check on Twitter, could have prevented the Bitcoin scam of July 15. For this time, the hackers did not individually access the accounts of each of the users involved. Instead, they targeted the social network infrastructure directly.
And while the details of how the attackers achieved this are not yet known. There are several theories on this, including a New York Times report that a group of teenagers are behind the attack. If anything, it is clear that the cybercriminals broke into the company’s user control panel, and there are even images of the panel circulating on the Internet.
Because of this, not only the account of the main crypto influencers fell in the attack. But also important business and political figures, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Joe Biden, had their accounts tapped. In what appears to be one of the worst attacks on a social network ever.
They’re trying to scam crypto-currencies by hacking into celebrities on Twitter
Joe Biden’s Bitcoins
In order to try to minimize the damage of the attack, Twitter took care of suspending the use of the compromised accounts, as well as those that could be in danger. They began to gradually return control over them, as soon as they were able to verify that they were returned to their original users.
And one of the first accounts to be returned after the attack was that of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Who immediately made a statement about the attack through a tweet. In which he not only revealed that he does not possess Bitcoin, and that he would never ask his followers to send him any amount of cryptomoney. He also encouraged his followers to donate fiat money to the campaign against Donald Trump:
„I have no Bitcoin, and I will never ask them to send me any. But if you want to help make Donald Trump a one-term president, you can do it here.