After 130 accounts were hacked simultaneously, the eyes of the entire world are currently set on microblogging site Twitter. On July 15, 130 high-profile Twitter accounts were targeted, including Apple’s handle, accounts of celebrities such as Bill Gates, Barack Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden, Uber, Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
After this hacking, the Government of India Cyber Security Agency Cert-In has sought information from Twitter about this hacking. The agency has told Twitter to provide that information about Indian users who were victimized in this hacking.
Apart from this, the agency has also sought details of users from Twitter who have visited the link shared with the tweet after the hacking, although Twitter has not yet responded to the Indian government on the matter.
On 15 July, celebrities such as Bill Gates and Barack Obama hunted for the bitcoin scam. On Bill Gates’s account, the hacker wrote – Everybody is telling me that it is time to give back to the society, so I want to say that I will return double the payment that will be sent to me in the next thirty minutes.