Twitter users with verified accounts targeted by hackers

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Hackers have their sights set on Twitter users with a verified or Verified accounts. They will receive an email stating that there is a problem with their account. If they click on the URL in the message, they will be taken to a phishing site where cybercriminals have preyed on their credentials.

That writes BleepingComputer. The tech site has received multiple reports from Twitter users with verified accounts in recent days.

Check your name on Twitter

Twitter is a microblog that offers users the opportunity to send a message in the world in 280 characters. The medium has been in the news lately because Elon Musk wants to incorporate the platform. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has offered $44 billion for Twitter, which has been accepted by the Board of Directors. Musk reported on Twitter today that commercial parties and government agencies may have to pay for the service in the future.

According to the latest figures, Twitter has about 400 million active users. More than 206 million people can be found on Twitter every day. In such a large group, it can be difficult to find reliable influencers, politicians, journalists, activists and celebrities. How can you be sure that whoever manages an account is not a scammer?

To separate the wheat from the chaff, Twitter has come up with blue badges or checkmarks. Anyone who has a checkmark like this next to their account has proof that they are who they say they are. In order to be eligible for this badge, he had to provide additional

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