Why Twitter bitcoin hack happened?

Jul 17, 2020

Well, while you were following along to see who would be the next big, verified Twitter user to get their account compromised, one person went to a domain registrar and registered the nice, simple, catchy domain name: bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh.com.

Not only did they register the domain, they built a quick website, too. Don’t worry, though. It’s not part of the scam to get followers of dozens of verified Twitter users to send the hacker(s) Bitcoin. You can go to the address and see for yourself: It’s a PSA warning visitors not to fall for the fraud.

“Don’t fall for it!” reads the title of the site.

“Don't send any Bitcoin to this address!” the website continues. “Many popular Twitter accounts have been hacked, trying to convince people to send their Bitcoin to the address bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh. Don't do it! This is a scam, you will not get Bitcoin back. Never send Bitcoin to addresses you don't trust. Be safe out there!”

So far, the site has racked up around 3,000 page views (and counting). Not bad for a short, catchy, 42-character, dot-com domain that was just registered no more than an hour ago.

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