Report: Twitter Says Bitcoin Scam Came from Third Party App





Twitter has confirmed a recent Bitcoin Scam on its platform that compromised several major companies verified accounts came from a third-party app- and not its own system, Tech news outlet The Next Web (RNW) reports on Friday, Nov. 16

In an email to Hard Fork, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed attackers exploited a third-party marketing solution to blast fake Bitcoin BTC giveaway links form a slew of verified accounts, including Google's G Suite and major U.S department store retailer Target.

But twitter official refrained from naming the app in question.

Moreover, in early November several verified Twitter accounts, including those of film production firm Pathe U.K. and U.S. politician Frank Pallone Jr. were breached to pose as Elon Musk. Once hackers gained control of accounts, they changed the profile picture and name in order to pose as Elon Musk and offer scammy Bitcoin giveaways.

Earlier this week, Twitter told Hard Fork it is working closely with affected companies in order to resolve the situation. Ironically, moments later Google's Suite account posted a malicious Bitcoin giveaway link.



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