Twitter confirms 'Bitcoin' hackers copied the data of several accounts | Engadget

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Ever since Wednesday's "bitcoin scam" hack where attackers used Twitter's internal tools to take over a number of high profile accounts, there's been speculation about what they were truly after.

While tweets from hijacked accounts claimed to seek Bitcoin, the accounts accessed — and any others potentially accessed — could be far more valuable for the non-public information they contain, like linked address books and direct messages. As far as we know, that includes information for people like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, but those are only the ones we know about.


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