Around 3:30 am on November 13th 2018, the verified Twitter accounts belonging to Target and Google G Suite were hacked and used to spread a Bitcoin scam utilizing Ethereum. In a press release to the public, Target apologized for the incident, explaining that their account had been hacked for approximately one and half hours early Tuesday morning, and had been used to make a singular post spreading the scam – picture linked below. Target also took the opportunity to let its consumers know that they have regained full control of the account and remain in close contact with Twitter. As of 4:00 pm November 13th 2018, it appears as though G Suite has also regained control of their account, but have declined comment on the matter. Investigations into the breaches are still ongoing.
Holy shit someone hacked Target, and then Twitter actually sold them ad space for a Bitcoin scam, presumably on a stolen credit card.
Jack Dorsey is fucking magic. pic.twitter.com/zbpD8BCdm0
— Sam 🇪🇪 (@clifford_banes) November 13, 2018
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