Jul 21, 2020
Twitter hack: Exchange 'blocked 1,000 Bitcoin transactions'
Crypto-currency exchange Coinbase prevented thousands of pounds worth of bitcoin being transferred to scammers during the Twitter hack, it has said. The attack saw high-profile accounts such as Bill Gates and Joe Biden falsely tweet requests for bitcoin. It has now limited access to these tools and temporarily blocked users from being able to tweet bitcoin wallet addresses. The attackers had access to 130 accounts and used 45 of these to ask members of the public to send bitcoin. Coinbase is the largest US bitcoin exchange, with 35 million users around the world.
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