Official Google Account Hacked to Promote Bitcoin Scam on Twitter

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In the latest in a string of cryptocurrency-related hackings on Twitter, attackers have breached an official Google account to promote a Bitcoin giveaway scam to its over 800,000 followers.

Hard Fork has yet to confirm for how long the tweet remained on G Suite’s feed, but it was no less than 11 minutes. Google has yet to address the mishap with an official statement.

Earlier, US retail giant Target failed victim to the same malicious tactic. Indeed, the company confirmed a tweet linking to a malicious Bitcoin giveaway remained on its feed for approximately half an hour.

The G Suite incident took place moments after Twitter told Hard Fork it is working on curbing the series cryptocurrency-related breaches on its platform. With this development, the Big G joins the long list of victims, which now includes numerous retail giants, politicians, and government accounts.

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