Google, Target see Twitter accounts hacked to promote yet-another bitcoin scam

Elon Musk is in increasingly good company. While the Tesla/SpaceX CEO has for months seen clones of his Twitter account used to promote various crypto scams, the crooks are taking things to a new level by actually hacking high-profile accounts for the same nonsense. Both Google’s G Suite and Target’s actual Twitter accounts have been taken over by hackers in the past day, ostensibly promoting a “giveaway” of 10,000 bitcoin (worth north of $55M even after today’s bitcoin price drop). 

Twitter told The Verge, “the company has improved how it handles cryptocurrency scams, and that it intends to continue to invest in tools to better handle spam in the future.” These events — and the proliferation of fake Musk accounts throughout 2018 — suggest there is much work to be done. Needless to say, don’t participate in these scams, which mostly seem to be lightweight, Ponzi-like grabs for your tokens.  (Source: The Verge)

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Google, Target see Twitter accounts hacked to promote yet-another bitcoin scam written by Mark Rogowsky @ https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/google-target-see-twitter-accounts-hacked-to-promote-yet-another-bitcoin-scam/ November 14, 2018 Mark Rogowsky

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