Two days have passed since the massive attack on Twitter’s infrastructure. Where a group of cybercriminals took control of the users in the social network of several of the main personalities inside and outside the crypto market. Trying to scam users of the crypto world with Bitcoin, promising to duplicate any shipment made to them. So today, we wonder if the Twitter hacker was a Bitcoiner.
The attack on Twitter
Just two days ago in the afternoon, Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in recent times. When a group of hackers managed to take control over dozens of personalities accounts inside and outside the crypto market. Including Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, billionaire Justin Sun, former President Barack Obama, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Right away, these accounts began posting variations of a message, asking their followers for Bitcoin donations to a specific address. Promising to duplicate any submission made to that account, in what hackers defined as an attempt to “give back to the community” what it had given them.
Of course, immediately alarms went off in and out of the crypto market. With traditional media such as CNBC and CNN alerting the population to what was happening. As the word spread within the crypto world, alerting that Twitter was under attack.
This prevented the hackers from taking a significant amount of money, managing to raise only 13 Bitcoins, even with the massive size of the attack. Despite which, the hack left Twitter’s infrastructure compromised, while everyone in the crypto world wondered who could be behind such a big attack.
Did a Bitcoiner plan it all?
In this way, for example, from CriptoTendencia we recently hypothesized that the Twitter attacker would not be a group of common cybercriminals. Due to the difficulty of attacking a technology company like the social network. If not, it should be questioned whether it was the work of a government actor.
However, there are alternative theories about who could be behind the attack. Well, as revealed by bill Elliptic’s Twitter feed, an in-depth investigation of the Bitcoin address used in the scam, shows that it was previously used in exchange trading. So, behind the scam could be a Bitcoiner.
Despite this, the fact that whoever was behind the attacks did not use additional mechanisms to guarantee their privacy, raises questions about whether it was really a Bitcoiner who executed the operation. Well, if it had been, he left the information of his BTC address vulnerable for subsequent investigations by the security forces.
Thus, at the end of the day it seems that the only certain thing is that we will have to wait for more information from Twitter and the US security forces, before we can assure if it was a State or a Bitcoiner who was behind the attack. This does not prevent the fact that the address has previously participated in exchanges, is an important clue. Making it today’s Data here on CryptoTrend.