Been two days since the massive attack against the infrastructure of Twitter. Where a group of scammers took control of the users in the social network of several leading personalities inside and outside of the crypto market. Trying to scam with Bitcoin to users of the crypto world, promising to double any submission that is made. So today, we wonder if the hacker of Twitter was a Bitcoiner.
The attack on Twitter
Just two days ago in the afternoon, Twitter was hit by one of the largest cyber attacks in recent times. When a group of hackers managed to take control over dozens of accounts of personalities inside and outside of the crypto market. Including the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, the multi-millionaire Justin Sun, the former president Barack Obama and the CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos.
Immediately, these accounts began publishing variations of a message, in which he asked his followers donations Bitcoin to a specific address. Promising to duplicate any submission that is made to that account, in what the hackers described as an attempt to “give back to the community” that had given them.
Of course, once the alarms are fired inside and outside of the crypto market. With traditional media such as CNBC and CNN alerting the public of what was happening. While the voice is running inside the crypto world, warning that Twitter was under attack.
This prevented the hackers could be done with a significant amount of money, managing to raise only 13 Bitcoins, even with a massive attack. In spite of which, the hacking stopped compromised the infrastructure of Twitter, while everyone in the crypto world we wonder who could be behind an attack so large.
What the hacker of Twitter was a Bitcoiner?
What a Bitcoiner planned it all?
In this way, for example, from CriptoTendencia we recently hypothesized that the attacker of Twitter would not be a group of scammers common. Due to the difficulty of attacking a technology company as the social network. If not that should be questioned if it was the work of an actor in the government.
To exist, however, alternative theories about who might be behind the attack. Since, as revealed by the account of Elliptic in Twitter, an in-depth research of the Bitcoin address used in the scam, shows that it was used before in trading on exchanges. So, behind the scam could be a Bitcoiner.
A summary of what we know so far about the money raised by the Twitter hackers:
Three bitcoin addresses were used, which together received around 400 payments. The total value of the bitcoin payments received is approximately $120,000.
— elliptic (@elliptic) July 16, 2020
In spite of that, the fact that whoever has been behind the attacks, do not use additional mechanisms to ensure their privacy, raises questions about whether it really was a Bitcoiner who executed the operation. Therefore, they have been left vulnerable the information of your address BTC for subsequent investigations of the bodies of security.
So, at the end of the day it seems that the only thing certain is that we will have to wait for more information by Twitter and the bodies of us security, before you can be sure whether it was a State or a Bitcoiner who was behind the attack. What that does not prevent the fact that the direction has been in exchanges, is an important clue. Doing the same Fact of the Day today here in CriptoTendencia.