Twitter Launches Investigation Into Account Hacking Of Top Personalities

Twitter and the FBI have begun examinations concerning the hacking of verified accounts of some top personalities to see whether the hackers paid off a Twitter employee to get access into confirmed accounts and post messages requesting for bitcoins

According to Twitter, the hackers were able to make away with $120,000 worth of Bitcoin in 500 transactions they received.

The Twitter support handle has officially tweeted about the incident that happened with the accounts and is working with the FBI to find the perpetrators.

The tweet reads:

β€œBased on what we know right now, we believe approximately 130 accounts were targeted by the attackers in some way as part of the incident. For a small subset of these accounts, the attackers were able to gain control of the accounts and then send Tweets from those accounts.”

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