Hackers Look to Take Advantage of Tesco Supermarket’s Twitter Accounts With a Bill Gates Bitcoin Scam
- Hackers target UK Tesco Twitter account requesting investors Bitcoin
- This is just one of the many different crypto scams that spread in the market
Hackers were able to control Tesco’s Twitter account on June 24 and urged followers to send Bitcoin to a wallet address. The hackers promised users that they were going to receive back twice the funds they send. Fortunately, Tesco’s followers did not send funds to the address shared by the attackers.
Hackers Attack Tesco’s Twitter Account
According to a recent report released by Bleeping Computer, Tesco’s Twitter account was hacked. The account has 500,000 followers in the United Kingdom and other countries. Once the hackers had the account under control, they requested individuals to send Bitcoin (BTC) to an address promising to give back twice as much as they sent.
At the same time, the attackers decided to impersonate Bill Gates and changed the supermarket’s Twitter handle to @Billgatesmsc. This affected Tesco’s verified status for a short period of time. The attackers changed the profile picture to that of Mr. Gates.
In addition to it, the hacker started to answer complaints from Tesco customers requesting their full names, addresses, and postcodes in a seeming attempt to solve these queries. After all these issues, Tesco was able to regain control over its Twitter account.
Hackers were not able to get funds from users, as Hard Fork reported. Which is very positive for investors and users that did not lose their funds. This is not the first time that attackers tried attacking users and stealing their funds.
In the past, many individuals in the crypto market have been impersonated by attackers that were requesting users funds promising they would get twice as much the funds sent.
During the last years, there have been many attempts form hackers to steal users funds in many different ways and this is just one of them.