Twitter Shares Went Down after Mass Hacking of Accounts
OREANDA-NEWS. According to data from trading on the New York Stock Exchange, the price of the company Twitter’s shares fell on the post-market by 3.2 %, to 34.53 US dollars per share, which reduced the company’s market capitalization by about 1 billion dollars.
Twitter share’s cost dropped after news of a cyber attack, which resulted in the hacking of dozens of popular accounts with millions of subscribers. In particular, the accounts of businessmen Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, politicians Barack Obama, Joe Biden, rapper Kanye West were affected. Corporate accounts of Apple and Uber were also hacked.
All hacked accounts posted messages about free distribution of cryptocurrency: the hackers promised to double the amount of money that would be sent to the indicated wallet. Posts were deleted a few minutes after publication. According to CNN Business, the attackers managed to earn about 100 thousand US dollars.Twitter launched an investigation into the incident.