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Threat Intelligence: Bitcoin Giveaway Scam Targets Google

The Google Twitter account for its G Suite cloud subsidiary, which has more than 800,000 followers, has been the most recent target of a growing Bitcoin scam. Many have been asking Twitter to intervene due to the increasing success of these attacks and the growing ability for hackers to compromise verified Twitter accounts. When these accounts are accessed, attackers tweet out a falsified 10,000 Bitcoin giveaway, which equates to around $62,000 dollars.

The campaign asks for participants to provide a small sum for a chance to win big. The deceitful message, which was obvious on the record’s landing page and in its feeds for around 10 minutes as per reports, also made an “authentic declaration” that Google’s G Suite currently acknowledges cryptocurrency as a payment method. This attempt follows Target’s Twitter account being hacked in a similar manner.

Binary Defense Recommendation:  If users interact on Twitter, they should be watchful as to who they connect with and utilize their protection and security settings to guarantee their safety. On the off chance that users perceive suspicious conduct, clicked on a spam link, or have been defrauded on the web, they should find a way to better secure their accounts and make sure to report it. Users must know that scams exist. It’s easy to get caught up in the temptation of making a lot of money for next to nothing but if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.