FP StaffMay 09, 2021 16:13:10 IST
Several verified Twitter accounts worldwide had been hacked on Saturday and Sunday, after Elon Musk shared a hyperlink to “watch Saturday Night Live outside the United States.” Firstpost‘s Twitter account was among the many ones that had been hacked.
Musk had hosted the present on Saturday.
Firstpost on Sunday contacted Twitter to alert it in regards to the hacking, and to hunt restoration of the account. Later, nonetheless, the entry to the account was restored. Twitter has not but responded to Firstpost‘s communication.
The accounts that had been hacked modified their names to “SNL” and switched their profile photos to match that of the official Saturday Night Live account. As famous by Gizmodo, these altered accounts replied to Musk’s tweets with prompts for customers to “join” a digital occasion by clicking a hyperlink to obtain 5,000 bitcoin, value somewhat over $295 million on the time.
The web site quoted a Twitter spokesperson as saying that the corporate is wanting into the matter.
Among the opposite accounts that appeared to have been hacked had been these of the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, in addition to a NYC garments model and a Norwegian musical group, as famous by Sputnik News.