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Well, Twitter was hacked. Apparently a Cryto scam https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/15/twitter-accounts-hacked-crypto-scam/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHmnGZfoeSqn-SfQ4wpT7k8qPxJGabzXWu4zaJhpIyrorcA-xssas2ok0ZSnlTBz_Sa1k_Ddr4E21KAmI87xQyMZjK_ZHvnMV9fYub96SzP4VoYqcnCcBWrBbFF0rtICBs_8zdWkHj4EehofH1frbMQlX9drqkJ-3jlGFHJdw3ob but...

A scam this large? Joe Biden, Obama, Elon Musk... JEFF BEZOS, all in one hour. Twitter had to shut this down by locking verified accounts. I know everyone has a short memory these days but this is one the day after Trumps executive order and sactions on China/Hong Kong threatening trillions and Chinas run on the banks from a rumour on social media which drove people to the banks to fill their matresses... speculation... which looked like a cyber attack on them. 

2020, man, 20 fucking 20.

Thoughts? Speculation? Has the cyber war between the west and east finally had it's pearl harbour moment? Is this just a cryto scam? 

Last edited by John2290 - on 15 July 2020

 

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The hacker recieved over $110k.



jason1637 said:
The hacker recieved over $110k.

That's a bad investment then for such a small take.



 

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I'll be curious as to how this will affect crypto currency. One things for sure though, heads gonna roll



             

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Well, they went for Biden, and the U.S. election is very close. Maybe it's the Russians.

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COKTOE said:

Well, they went for Biden, and the U.S. election is very close. Maybe it's the Russians.

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Especially my enemies.

They also got Kanye and Obama. Btw, I see you love Chinese food too, I hope it is actual Chinese food and not that fake American invention. China numba wan!



 

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John2290 said:
COKTOE said:

Well, they went for Biden, and the U.S. election is very close. Maybe it's the Russians.

I love you all. Even my enemies.

Especially my enemies.

They also got Kanye and Obama. Btw, I see you love Chinese food too, I hope it is actual Chinese food and not that fake American invention. China numba wan!

Both. I eat authentic Chinese food, but I'm not above enjoying the North American-ized version of it.

Yeah, I saw that. Why would they want Kanye? He already dropped out of the race, and no hacker can out-crazy him, so what's the point?



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The title is massively erroneous. Twitter was not hacked. If it was, everyone's accounts would be at risk. Only individual accounts were hacked in this case, and everyone else is safe (well, at least as safe as ever).



COKTOE said:

Well, they went for Biden, and the U.S. election is very close. Maybe it's the Russians.

I love you all. Even my enemies.

Especially my enemies.

Interesting that you think only Russians are capable of meddling in elections. Unless it's a joke in which case it went over my head. 



Yesterday my Apple ID had a log-in attempt from the Netherlands (could be a VPN redirect) which was a bit spooky. I have two factor identification so I think I'm fine, but I did log out all devices, change my iCloud settings and reset my password. I have recently begun purging many throwaway emails I created in the past. Haveibeenpwned.com is a decent site to see if your email information has been compromised in the past. If yes, you can scroll down to see specifically where you were compromised.