Twitter CEO responds to massive account blackout: It’s a ‘tough day’

Beijing time on the afternoon of July 16, according tomedia reports, local time on July 15, Twitter suffered the largest hacking attack in history, a number of well-known Twitter accounts were blackly published Bitcoin fraud news. Later, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, called it a “tough day” for the company’s team.

“It’s been a tough day for everyone on Twitter,” Dorsey said on Twitter, just hours after the security incident. Dorsey added: “We were very shocked that something like this had happened. “

Dorsey said his team is working to investigate the cause of the incident and promised to “share it with you as soon as there are any new developments.”

Twitter CEO responds to massive account blackout: It's a 'tough day'

Dozens of high-profile accounts have been attacked in scams, with each posting similar messages to the effect of “How many bitcoins do I have, I’ll double you back” and the address of the Bitcoin wallet in the tweet.

As of Wednesday evening, the bitcoin wallet had received 370 transactions, with a total value of more than $100,000, according to Blockchain.com.

Twitter CEO responds to massive account blackout: It's a 'tough day'

The accounts affected include former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, as well as microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, rapper Kanye West and others. and corporate accounts such as Apple and Uber.

After the problem was discovered, Twitter temporarily suspended the authentication account’s ability to send tweets until the platform was brought under control. Twitter is now back to normal.

At the same time, Twitter is trying to figure out exactly how the hacking occurred in order to prevent it from happening again. (Tur)