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    FBI leads search for hackers who hijacked Twitter accounts, scammed bitcoins

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-tw...-idUKKCN24H2DG

    "Earlier the law enforcement agency had said hackers appeared to commit cryptocurrency fraud after they seized control of the Twitter accounts of celebrities and political figures including Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk.

    Other high-profile accounts that were hacked included rapper Kanye West, Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, investor Warren Buffett, Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, and the corporate accounts for Uber Technologies Inc and Apple Inc."
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."


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    Re: FBI leads search for hackers who hijacked Twitter accounts, scammed bitcoins

    I am astounded that these scams work.

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    Re: FBI leads search for hackers who hijacked Twitter accounts, scammed bitcoins

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    I am astounded that these scams work.
    Cast out a big net over a wide area and you’ll catch some fish. There are always some people who will click on those links.
    Itís not the thing you fling, itís the fling itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Cast out a big net over a wide area and youíll catch some fish. There are always some people who will click on those links.
    Bezos, Obama, Buffett, Gates...you'd think they'd know, and never mind that they would have the best security money can buy, but they were hacked. This one was a special project by professional hackers.
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    Re: FBI leads search for hackers who hijacked Twitter accounts, scammed bitcoins

    Those guys didnt get hacked. Twitter got hacked. Social engineering to be more specific.


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