Even though Wednesday’s Twitter hack grabbed the world’s attention by taking over a host of prominent accounts including those belonging to Elon Musk, Uber, Apple and Barack Obama, transaction data for crypto wallets associated with the attacks shows the hackers didn’t make out like bandits. It raises the question: Why not?
With the attacks, millions of people saw the same scam-type message shared on their feeds, soliciting bitcoin with the promise it would be doubled and sent to a group called “Crypto for Health.”
Crypto-analytics firm Chainalysis told CoinDesk that it had identified and was monitoring four crypto wallets associated with the attack, three of which received bitcoin and one was for XRP but hadn’t received anything by press time.
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