CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday:
Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.
Twitter took steps to verify accounts and blocked users from tweeting bitcoin wallet addresses temporarily.
CryptoForHealth.com website was associated with some of the Twitter account hacks. The domain was registered the same day as the attacks and was connected to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and the name ‘Anthony Elias’. The website has been flagged as phishing site and taken offline.
Cryptoforhealth was also found as an Instagram profile with a description “It was us.”, followed by a smiley emoticon. The profile picture of the account has the name Crypto Knight.
The account had a message posted on Instagram saying:
It was a charity attack. Your money will find its way to the right place.
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