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Contemplating the latest Twitter news from yesterday and today, you still be the judge

I’ve read two articles this morning, and I decided to give it some thought. Both articles are quite good and I had planned to link them accordingingly in a blog post, but what to really say about then i’m still trying to figure out.

The first Mark Nunnikhoven’s article Twitter Hacked in Bitcoin Scam brings up some very interesting points that should be made.

Are Apple, Elon Musk, Barrack Obama, Uber, Joe Biden, and a host of others participating in a very transparent bitcoin scheme?

No. Of course, not. The question was whether or not individual accounts were compromised or if something deeper was going on.

There are headings to various types of things that Mark gives.

  • User Account Protections
  • Rumours SwirlRumours Swirl
  • Occam’s Razor
  • Internal Screenshot
  • Social Engineering

  • Malicious Insider
  • Support Risks and

  • Support Risks

Under each of these headings, Mark goes in to details of what he thinks is going on based on the knowledge we have. The one I keep thinking about which is why I didn’t blog about this this morning was the Malicious Insider aspect of this whole thing. Who might have done this? Was it an accident where an email was sent, or was it possibly done by another means like Skype, Facetime, Hangouts, Twitter itself, Facebook or Linked In? We honestly don’t know this, but we know that social engineering was also a part, and that could be done as we discussed on the first podcast of the box when we discussed Phishing by a myriad of ways. I’m just putting this to thoughts, and I’m going to let you read the articles and let you decide how to take the information.

The next article I have comes from Cyberscoop. We know that approximately 130 different accounts have been potentially compromised by this attack. The article is entitled: Around 130 Twitter accounts targeted in bitcoin scam hack, company says and is written by Jeff Stone. The article links to various other things so its going to be hard to quote anything. good, intellegent thoughts. Thanks for reading and enjoy your afternoon!

There is no news BTW from twitter within the last day so investigating is still ongoing.

What I want people to do is read this and absorb what these excellent articles are saying, and feel free to comment here with your


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Contemplating the latest Twitter news from yesterday and today, you still be the judge was released on July 17, 2020 at 1:57 pm by tech in article commentary.
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