The Twitter Hack

Issue 28

07.20.20 - In what be considered one of the worst hacks of the past 10 years, Twitter saw the accounts of Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, and more fall into the hands of attackers who used that access to push a massive Bitcoin scam? Information on the culprits is currently sparse. However, the moniker of the suspected hacker according the NYT is “Kirk”.

An unlikely hero of the hack was the cryptocurrency brokerage, Coinbase. Coinbase said it prevented over 1,000 users from sending over $280,000 worth of Bitcoin to the hackers.

Jack Dorsey Twitter’s CEO @Jack tweeted out on the 15th “Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.”

Source: Brookfield Brief