The social media popular micro blogging website named Twitter is on FBI investigation since a big hack was performed by fresh report published on New York Times Newspaper says the it’s was the work of Young hacker said in a mysterious user who went by the name “Kirk” imitated to hijacked in the high profile of 130 verified accounts earlier this week.
New York Times Interview
The hacker started with a playful message between hackers on the platform Discord, a chat service popular with games according to the Times. The newspaper had interviews four people who participate in the hacking who shared logs and screenshots backing up of their accounts after the hacking done.
Hijacked Twitter Accounts
The massive hack of high profile users include, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, a former U.S President Barack Obama used to post about sending bitcoins in the cryptocurrency payments gateway to offers double money.
A report shared on media shared about 68 lakhs money transferred over the bitcoin address’s with the help of cryptocurrency secured unregistered gateway. On going FBI ( Federal Bureo Investigation ) on Twitter social media platform raises questions over twitter security, hackers were easily to access private data of the targeted accounts.
Twitter Jack Founder Statement
The twitter founder jack posted on twitter, all hijacked twitter accounts are locked and reformatted the password. Verified accounts can contact twitter to follow some steps to gain access back to their accounts. Our twitter security team are worked hard during the hijacking.
The law enforcement agency said that cyber attackers commented cryptocurrency fraud in the incident. We are still in process of assessing longer- term steps that we may take and will share more details as soon as we can get proper information said by twitter.
Past History of Young hackers
Some hackers are “obsessed” with hijacking “Original Gangster” social media accounts staked out in the services early days that short profile names. Hackers involved in the attacks on Twitter advertised account names at OGusers.co website asking for payment in bitcoin.
What Twitter Statement over Hijacking?
Twitter said it appeared to be a “coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted of our employee with access to internal system and tools.
Senator Josh Hawley said in his statement
Both Republican’s and Democrats have urged Twitter to better explain how hackers managed to seize control of influential accounts and it used them to solicit digital currency. The social influencers included U.S presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In his letter, Hawley asked Dorsey, if there were evidence that a Twitter employee was involved in the hack. If Dorsey was aware of this when he said the attack was carried out following a social engineering attack.