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  • .Crypto Domain Owners Can Now Be Verified With Twitter Accounts for Safer Payments
    .Crypto Domain Owners Can Now Be Verified With Twitter Accounts for Safer Payments
    The Twitter authentication service lets .crypto domain holders verify address ownership via the MyEtherWallet app.
  • Indian prime minister the latest victim of crypto scam Twitter hack
    Indian prime minister the latest victim of crypto scam Twitter hack
    A cybercrime group named ‘John Wick’ has taken responsibility for the attack. Hackers took over one of the Twitter accounts linked to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and posted messages asking his followers to make crypto donations. According to a report from news outlet India Today, Modi's Twitter account narendramodi_in, which is associated with his personal website and mobile app, was targeted by a group of hackers operating under the alias ‘John Wick.’ Several Tweets were posted on Sept.
  • Alleged 17-Year-Old Twitter Hack Mastermind Pleads Not Guilty
    Alleged 17-Year-Old Twitter Hack Mastermind Pleads Not Guilty
    On Tuesday, during a court hearing in Hillsborough Circuit Court, the “mastermind” of the Twitter hack pleaded not guilty. Graham Ivan Clark, the 17-year-old resident of Tampa, Florida, who is accused of leading the hack of several celebrity Twitter accounts pleaded not guilty to all allegations on Tuesday in Hillsborough Circuit Court. According to the report from Tampa Bay Times, prosecutors have pressed 30 charges against Clark for which he may be sentenced for 200 years in prison. The court documents received by the news outlet accused Clark of 17 counts of communications fraud, 11 counts of illegal use of personal information, one count of organized fraud over $5,000 and one count of illegally accessing a computer or electronic device. Clark is presently in jail on a $725,000 bail and his bail hearing is scheduled for Aug.
  • A 17 Year Old Was Just Arrested in Connection With Twitter's Recent Hack
    A 17 Year Old Was Just Arrested in Connection With Twitter's Recent Hack
    Authorities have taken a teen into custody, claiming him to be the brains behind the recent Twitter breach. Authorities have taken a teen into custody, believing him to be the brains behind the recent Twitter breach. Authorities have taken a 17-year-old into custody, claiming the not-yet-adult as the brains behind the recent massive Twitter breach.  "Early this morning, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed a 17-year-old in Tampa, Florida, under arrest — accusing him of being the 'mastermind' behind the biggest security and privacy breach in Twitter’s history," a July 31 article from The Verge said. The massive exploit saw many top Twitter accounts breached on July 15, including the likes of Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and Bill Gates.  The teen reportedly faces north of 30 felony accusations, The Verge said.
  • Twitter Releases Details of Attack Vector Used by Crypto Hacker
    Twitter Releases Details of Attack Vector Used by Crypto Hacker
    Twitter has published an update on its investigation into the causes of the recent hack, during which 12 Bitcoin was conned out of the platform’s users. Twitter released an update on July 30 revealing how hackers gained access to its internal network and account management tools in the recent attack. It also gave details of additional measures taken to improve security since the hack, which netted 12 Bitcoin (BTC) through targeting the Twitter accounts of celebrities and crypto businesses. Phishing for complements The update confirmed that Twitter had been the victim of a social engineering attack, putting paid to rumors that the hack could have been an inside job. According to the report, the July 15 incident started with a spear-phishing attack, targeting a small number of employees by telephone to gain network access credentials: “Not all of the employees that were initially targeted had permissions to use account management tools, but the attackers used their credentials to access our internal systems and gain information about our processes.” The attackers then used this knowledge to target additional employees with access to account support tools. A poor workman loses his tools Responding to reports that over 1,000 employees had access to the admin tools, Twitter explained that it has teams around the world that help with account support. However, access to the tools is strictly limited and only granted for legitimate business reasons.
  • 1,000 People Had Access to Twitter ‘God Mode’ — 130 Accounts Targeted by Hackers
    1,000 People Had Access to Twitter ‘God Mode’ — 130 Accounts Targeted by Hackers
    More than 1,000 Twitter employees and contractors reportedly had access to Twitter’s “God mode” earlier this year, before the recent large-scale hack that saw many high-profile accounts tweet about a bitcoin giveaway.