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CoinDesk's Twitter Hack Proved the Media Can't Rely on Web 2.0

CoinDesk’s Twitter Hack Proved the Media Can’t Rely on Web 2.0

A rundown from one of CoinDesk’s editorial Slack channels during an action-packed hour on Wednesday last week reads like a high-pace drama.  It tells the tale of a news team going through a process of incremental information discovery.  First, there’s the realization that a big story – a massive hack on Twitter – is developing. …

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Twitter says 130 accounts were targeted in Wednesday’s attack

Twitter says 130 accounts were targeted in Wednesday’s attack

Following the wide-spread attack on Wednesday, which resulted in the posting of bitcoin giveaway scams from accounts owned by major figures like Barack Obama and Bill Gates, Twitter has released a post-mortem report detailing its findings. According to the social media giant, the attackers targeted 130 Twitter accounts and were able to initiate a password …

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Elliptic says 22% of bitcoins from Twitter hack were likely sent to a Wasabi Wallet address for mixing

Elliptic says 22% of bitcoins from Twitter hack were likely sent to a Wasabi Wallet address for mixing

Blockchain analysis company Elliptic released a report today saying 2.89 bitcoins were sent to an address it believes to be a part of a Wasabi Wallet.  According to the report, the funds, which account for 22% of the funds obtained by the Twitter hacker, were sent to a Wasabi Wallet address late Thursday night. Elliptic …

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Hackers Take Over Prominent Crypto Twitter Accounts in Simultaneous Attack

Hackers pumping a crypto giveaway scam appear to have compromised the Twitter accounts of leading exchanges, individuals and at least one news org. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating …

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JK Rowling Asks About Bitcoin. Accursed Crypto Twitter Scares Her Off

JK Rowling Asks About Bitcoin. Accursed Crypto Twitter Scares Her Off

JK Rowling probably wasn’t expecting to unleash the bitcoin community’s pent up passion and imagination when she tweeted two sentences asking about bitcoin. But the author of the Harry Potter series did. Responding to a tweet from CoinDesk senior reporter Leigh Cuen, Rowling tweeted: “I don’t understand bitcoin. Please explain it to me.” In just …

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