It is a surprising event that “Blue Checks” is trending right now on Twitter from 16th for an exciting reason. This event has resulted to cause a quite amount of commotion.
Blue ticks were the way that Twitter used in order to the differential between the real accounts of the prominent social, public, and the political profiles and the fake accounts who try to steal the identity of people. Some have observed that it has also been a way through which the people try to elevate their social status. However, this has successfully drawn the attention of hackers.
On the 16th of July, the Bitcoin scammers hacked into many accounts of the public figures. The profiles include Bill Gates and Elon Musk. They then made a try to earn some virtual money in the form of Bitcoins. Some tweets were made by these hackers which asked the millions of followers to send Bitcoins to a wallet, they mentioned and in the exchange, they would be doubling the amount and send them back to the respective user.
Well, now it seems that Twitter has temporarily blocked the accounts on 16th from posting which can impose damage. They will also be investing in a situation that took place. The no-verified users as a response to this event snatched the opportunity to make memes from the situation and bring out the fact that the verified accounts can no longer post something.
It was quite strange to see that many popular Twitter accounts were making the same request for bitcoins. Well, this could not stop the people from getting trapped in this breach. According to Tom Warren, the hackers were able to make that 250 transactions which led them to earn $104,000 before they could be stopped from doing such scam.
It still remains unknown, whether Twitter has taken some steps regarding the investigation or not. But it is still hard to say that people will be getting back their money. With such scams which include bitcoins. Many tech giants also fell into this trap of hack such as Apple. However, Twitter tends to give some security measures which the verified accounts will have to follow now.