It’s been two days since the massive attack on the Twitter infrastructure Where a group of cyber criminals took control of users on the social network of several major personalities inside and outside the crypto market. Attempting to defraud users of the crypto world with Bitcoin, promising to duplicate any posts made to them. So today, we wonder if the Twitter hacker was a Bitcoiner.
Twitter scammers only got 13 Bitcoins
The attack on Twitter
Just two days ago in the afternoon, Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyber attacks in recent times. When a group of hackers managed to take control over dozens of accounts of personalities inside and outside the crypto market. Including Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, billionaire Justin Sun, former President Barack Obama and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Immediately, these accounts began posting variations of a message, asking their supporters for Bitcoin donations to a specific address. They promised to duplicate any submissions made to that account, in what the hackers defined as an attempt to „give back to the community“ what they had been given.
Of course, alarms immediately went off inside and outside the crypto market. With traditional media outlets like CNBC and CNN alerting people to what was happening. As word spread around the crypto world, alerting that Twitter was under attack.
This prevented hackers from making a significant amount of money, managing to collect only 13 Bitcoins, even with the massive attack. Despite this, the hacking left Twitter’s infrastructure compromised, while everyone in the crypto world wondered who could be behind such a huge attack.
Did a Bitcoiner plan it all?
Thus, for example, we at CryptoTrend recently hypothesized that the Twitter attacker would not be a group of common cybercriminals. Due to the difficulty of attacking a technological company like the social network. It should be questioned whether it was the work of a government actor.
There are, however, alternative theories about who might be behind the attack. Well, as Elliptic’s Twitter account revealed, an in-depth investigation of the Bitcoin address used in the scam shows that it was previously used in trading operations in exchanges. So, behind the scam could be a Bitcoiner.
However, the fact that whoever was behind the attacks didn’t use additional mechanisms to ensure their privacy raises doubts about whether a Bitcoiner actually executed the trade. If it was, they left their BTC address information vulnerable for further law enforcement investigations.
So, at the end of the day, it seems that the only thing certain is that we will have to wait for more information from Twitter and U.S. law enforcement before we can be sure whether a state or a Crypto Trader was behind the attack. This does not prevent the fact that the management has participated in exchanges before, from being an important clue. Making it today’s Dateline here at CryptoTrend.