Un good password and an account locked by double authentication would not have changed anything. This time, Twitter itself was hit, on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, by a computer attack of unprecedented scale. Many certified accounts of the platform (those validated by a small blue “v”), very influential, have been targeted by hackers inciting twittos to send bitcoins to their online wallet to see their bet doubled. Obviously, it was a scam, but the number of accounts affected, as well as their audience make it a first in the history of the platform.
“Happy Wednesday! I offer bitcoins to all my subscribers. I double all the payments sent to the bitcoin address below “, this is the message that twitterers could read for long minutes on the account of Elon Musk, famous boss of Tesla and SpaceX, and keen on cryptocurrencies.