With much of the social-media world reeling from yesterdays massive, unprecedented breach at Twitter HQ, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup.
CORRECTION: In the episode we reported numbers of transactions from data that turned out to be incorrect. Corrected totals are:
MORE THAN $1000
MORE THAN $100
MORE THAN $1
LESS THAN $1
You can send bitcoin from your phone or computer to anyone else, just about anywhere in the world. And once you’ve sent it, you can’t get it back.
OpSec pros had a wide array of opinions on Wednesday’s Twitter breach, but they all agreed the fault did not lie with each hacked account’s owner.
Hackers pumping a crypto giveaway scam appear to have compromised the Twitter accounts of leading exchanges, individuals and at least one news org.
Twitter’s thin veil of security went into full meltdown at 19:00 UTC on Wednesday. Within hours, even Barack Obama’s account was compromised.
Twitter says “a coordinated social engineering attack” against an employee caused Wednesday’s massive takeover.