- CERT-In commenced action after high-profile Twitter accounts hacked.
- on July 15 Agency asks for information about Indian users victimized in Twitter hacking.
Digital Desk, New Delhi: After 130 twitter accounts hacked simultaneously, the eyes of the whole world are on microblogging site Twitter at the moment. India’s cybersecurity agency CERT-In has issued a notice to Twitter regarding hacking. The agency has sought information about Indian users who were victimized in Twitter hacking.
Apart from this, Twitter has also been asked to tell what kind of information has been affected in this incident. Let us know that on July 15, 130 high-profile Twitter accounts were targeted. These include accounts of celebrities like Apple’s handle, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden, Uber, Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Indian Computer Emergency Response Team – Cert-In demands for a brief report on users Engagement From Twitter
CERT-In has asked Twitter how many Indian users have visited malicious tweets and links and whether Twitter has informed the affected users about the breach and unauthorized use of their profiles. The government has also sought information on how people have been affected by the attackers.
Also, details of the modus operandi are sought. In addition, to reduce the impact of the hacking incident, Twitter has sought details of corrective action taken. There was no immediate response from Twitter.
Hackers Hunted Celebrities: Bill Gates And Barack Obama For Bitcoin Scam
Let us tell you that on July 15, the hackers hunted celebrities like Bill Gates and Barack Obama for bitcoin scam. On Bill Gates’ account, the hacker wrote, “Everyone is telling me that it is time to give back to the society, so I want to say that I will double the payment that will be sent to me in the next thirty minutes.”
You send a bitcoin of 1000 dollars, I will send 2,000 dollars back. According to the information available so far, the hacker has made 373 transactions after this hacking, through which his earnings have been around BTC 12.86252562. ”
According to the sources, not only Barak Obama And Bill Gates but several other celebrities twitter accounts have been hacked. All of them include famous Companies CEOs, Celebrities, Politicians, Singers, investors worldwide.
Twitter Accounts hacked of these celebrities :
- Bill Gates (Co-Founder, Microsoft)
- Jeff Bezos (CEO, Amazon)
- Warren Buffet (Famous Investor)
- Elon Musk (CEO, Tesla)
- Barack Obama (Former President of America)
- Joe Biden (Former Vice President of America)
- Kim Kardashian West (Media Celebrity)
- Mike Bloomberg (Businessman, Politician)
- Kanye West (Singer)
These companies’ Twitter accounts were also hacked
Now the Govt. of India has asked Cert-In to issue a brief report of a crime. And provide a list defining criminals behind such illegal operation as soon as possible. Cert-In is its way and asking twitter official to submit the data and required information deftly so that it looks for other steps to go-ahead with.