Soon it was apparent that the breach was much more serious when major corporations and famous people tweeted that they will double your bitcoin, including Apple, Google, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Barack Obama, and Uber.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Twitter accounts of many well-known people and companies in the crypto space started tweeting about a bitcoin giveaway. The official accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Kanye West also requested donations in the cryptocurrency.
"Everyone is asking me to give back," a tweet from Mr Gates' account said. "You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000."
Twitter said it was a "coordinated" attack targeting its employees "with access to internal systems and tools".
At press time, it appeared that the accounts that have been compromised include those of Binance, Bitcoin, Bitfinex, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, Coinbase, Coindesk, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Gemini, Tron founder Justin Sun, Kucoin, Ripple, the Tron Foundation, and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. Most of them tweeted: “We have partnered with Cryptoforhealth and are giving back 5000 BTC to the community,” followed by the URL of the scam website.
The Cryptoforhealth scam website was quickly taken offline. Kristaps Ronka, CEO of Namesilo, the domain registrar used by the scammers, told Techcrunch that the domain was suspended “on the first report” the company received.
People understand it very fast that this is scam and they ask everyone not to send the bitcoins on this address. Gemini exchange owner Cameron Winklevoss warn everyone that its a scam and no fall in it.
The sheer size of the security breach has many people speculate about how the attack happened. Many victims of the breach are still investigating the cause of the hack.
JULY 15, 2020
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