Reuters Given Ruvic
The data of the online platform of the encrypted Bitcoin coin indicates that the fraudsters who hacked the accounts of many famous Twitter users managed to obtain at least $ 112,000.
According to the available data, 321 Bitcoin transfers were made until the morning of Thursday, July 16, Moscow time, to transfer the account mentioned in the tweets published by the fraudsters in the compromised accounts. The volume of remittances amounted to 12.3 “Bitcoin”, equivalent to about $ 112,000.
Data indicate that transfers to the fraudsters account are still ongoing.
It should be noted that the price of “Bitcoin” is currently about 9.2 thousand dollars.
Unidentified people have penetrated the accounts of famous personalities such as former US President Barack Obama and TV star Kim Kardashian and some big businessmen such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
In the hacked accounts, they posted tweets calling on users to transfer amounts of “Bitcoin” into a special account, and promised to return the “Bitcoin” double to whoever made the transfer.
Twitter announced an investigation into the hacking operation, halting the posting of tweets and temporarily changing passwords for confirmed accounts.