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Twitter Says Hackers Accessed DM Inboxes in Recent Attack

July 23, 2020

The attack took place on July 15 and involved the abuse of internal Twitter systems and tools to gain access to high-profile accounts such as those of Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Bill Gates, or Elon Musk, and post fake messages promoting a crypto-currency scam.

The messages encouraged account followers to send money to this Bitcoin address, claiming they would be returned double the amount. Over $100,000 were sent to the address within several hours.

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