Twitter points to a third-party third-party application as the party responsible for a string of criptocurrency scams in recent weeks involving some major brands.
Throughout the year, the popular social media platform Twitter has been in a battle that has lost a massive botnet and cyber criminals who detour prominent accounts, checked and used to steal cryptocructures from their users base.
Despite the fact that the problem has been a persistent problem in recent weeks, the frequency of the scheme has emerged to escalate significantly, striking a total of four brands of big names and resulting in thousands of dollars in stolen cryptocurrency.
scammers first targeted a British fashion brand and the British arm of a French film studio, and shortly thereafter, retail giant Targetand the search engine of the Google search engine through their G Suite account. The accounts were used to tweet the promotion of a scam giveaway cryptocurrency, and the tweets were promoted through the paid advertising platform.
Over $ 185,000 in criptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum were stolen from Twitter users as a result.
Shortly after Target was hacked, Twitter claimed he had some security measures have been implemented which aims to prevent the frequency of the scheme that has long affected the social media platform. Not even an hour later, Google G Suite was hacked, suggesting there might be more games.
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Target initially apologized to the public after "Twitter's account was accessed inappropriately", but after blaming a third-party application.
Now Twitter itself is pointing to an unnamed third-party application as backdoor hackers use the tweet posting that promotes encrypted scams. A spokesman for Twitter has confirmed Hard Fork that it was a third-party marketing application that was hijacked and used to promote the scam.
Twitter itself was closely related to what application it could have been responsible for. Major brands often use third-party software, applications or marketing platforms to help them in their marketing efforts to better reach their target audiences, to enable programming of stations and to allow better tracking methods than those offered in traditional way of Twitter and Facebook platforms.
Such examples of social media marketing applications would be Hootsuite or Buffer.
The social media giant has been defensive for much of 2018, and the encryption scam has taken advantage of thousands of investors who wanted to make a quick bulletin.
The issue has become so widespread that the icons of celebrities and the criptocurrency industry have begun to express their concerns, ask for action, and even add expressions like "do not reveal crypto" to their usernames in an attempt to alert users.
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