In July of 2020, the official Twitter account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk was hacked and used to promote a Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway scam. The hack was quickly detected and Twitter took steps to secure the account, but not before the scammers were able to amass a large sum of BTC.
Now, nearly a year later, the question still remains: who was behind the Twitter hack?
There are a few theories out there, but no definitive answer. One popular theory is that the hack was orchestrated by a group of individuals in Russia.
This theory is based on the fact that many of the addresses used in the scam were previously associated with Russian-based hacking groUPS.
Another theory posits that North Korea was behind the hack, as it has been linked to several high-profile hacks in recent years, including the WannaCry ransomware attack and the Sony Pictures hack. This theory is less popular, however, as there is no clear motive for North Korea to Target Musk or Twitter.
So far, no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the hack, and it seems unlikely that we will ever know for sure who was behind it. Whoever they are, they were able to take advantage of a major security flaw in Twitter’s system and walk away with a hefty sum of BTC.