Twitter accounts of one of the leaders in US retail Target and Google G Suite services were hacked by unknown, who immediately announced the free giveaway of bitcoins. The legitimate owners returned access to their pages quickly enough, but fraudsters still managed to get about $ 30,000.
After hacking the account G Suite, which has more than 800k subscribers, announced the distribution of 10 000 BTC. As reported by The Next Web, this post was deleted after 10 minutes. At the moment, Google has not commented on the situation.
Account Target, which has a little less than 2M subscribers, announced the distribution of 5 000 BTC.
Representatives Target confirmed hack of account, starting an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.
Early this morning, our Twitter account was inappropriately accessed. The access lasted for approx. half an hour & one fake tweet was posted during that time about a bitcoin scam. We have regained control of the account, are in close contact with Twitter & are investigating now.
As exploers show, there were no transfers to the of hackers of the G Suite account. However, with the help of a post on the Target page, attackers were able to get 5.8634 bitcoins.