Maybe It Wasn’t About the Money – Few People Fell for Twitter Hack, Data Indicates

Maybe It Wasn’t About the Money – Few People Fell for Twitter Hack, Data Indicates

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Even though Wednesday’s Twitter hack grabbed the world’s attention by taking over a host of prominent accounts including those belonging to , transaction data for crypto wallets associated with the attacks shows the hackers didn’t make out like bandits. It raises the question: Why not?

With the attacks, millions of people saw the same scam-type message shared on their feeds, soliciting bitcoin with the promise it would be doubled and sent to a group called “Crypto for Health.”

Crypto-analytics firm Chainalysis told CoinDesk that it had identified and associated with the attack, three of which received bitcoin and one was for XRP but hadn’t received anything by press time. 

Twitter Hack 2020 Was Probably Done by a Bitcoiner – But Not a Savvy One

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