Google’s G Suite Twitter Account Hacked By Crypto Scammers to Promote Bitcoin Scam

Google’s G Suite Twitter Account Hacked By Crypto Scammers to Promote Bitcoin Scam

Bitcoin News
November 14, 2018 by Sandra Onyeiwu
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An official verified Twitter account for Google’s G Suite has been compromised by scammers seeking to milk innocent people out of their bitcoin — making Google’s G Suite the latest victim. The G Suite Twitter account was reportedly hacked to advertise a BTC giveaway scam to the page’s more than 800,000 followers. Scammers supposedly spread a message
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An official verified Twitter account for Google’s G Suite has been compromised by scammers seeking to milk innocent people out of their bitcoin — making Google’s G Suite the latest victim.

The G Suite Twitter account was reportedly hacked to advertise a BTC giveaway scam to the page’s more than 800,000 followers. Scammers supposedly spread a message luring users to participate in a fraudulent 10,000 BTC giveaway, concurrently announcing that Google’s G Suite now accepts cryptocurrency as a means of payment.

The tweet managed to go live for 11 minutes, during which, a Twitter user, Ernst Mulders was able to take a screenshot, before it was taken down.

Verified accounts across Twitter have recently fallen victim to this kind of widespread hacking effort. Needless to say, the cryptocurrency giveaway to which it makes reference doesn’t exist — it’s a ploy to get cryptocurrency.

The scam follows a recent pattern of fraudulent activity involving the Twitter accounts of high-profile companies and individuals. On Nov. 5, several verified Twitter accounts were hacked to impersonate Elon Musk, with one reportedly collecting almost $170,000.

As of reporting time, no official statement has come from Google yet regarding the incident. The Google Suite’s Twitter account looked exactly like how it was before the scam announcement was posted; with the latest post was around 23 hours ago.

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