Elon Musk, chief executive officer and co-founder of Tesla, became the victim of increasing hacking incidents on a social media platform ‘Twitter’ second time this year. An anonymous person faked real Musk’s profile to “take [Tesla], private,” stating that the organization is planning to see the addition of Bitcoin and Ethereum payment methods as “one of the steps in moving forward.”
The extent of this fake newsstillcouldn’tbe verified. However, some followers still did fell for it, withseveral amongstthemblamingMusk of stealingothersadditionallyquestioned that how the anonymous person wasable togeta Twitter-verifiedpost.
Twitter recently had emerged as a centre fordeceitfulaccount practices. However rather than Elon Musk, there have been several instances in the past where the accounts of Ethereum co founder ‘Vitalik Buterin’ and ‘John McAfee’ faced similar hacking related twitter verified post problems.
Earlier in feb. this year, the twitter profile of business tycoon ‘Elon Musk’ was hacked declaring that he’s offering free Ethereum to his followers.
However, a statement by Twitter was announced later mentioning it has assured its users accounts withhigherdefense frameworks against its safeguard profiles. In a release on Verge, the company said:
“We’reconscious ofthisactive manipulation andareproactively implementingvarietyof signalsto forestallthesesorts ofaccounts from involving with others in adeceptive manner.”
Rather than what the company claims protecting its users from activities related to spamming, the company currently seems to be failing on its words of work.
As for now, the only thing Twitter users can do to protect themselves against these free crypto claims is to stay alert even if the posts are verified.