The hackers involved in the high-profile hijacking of Twitter accounts earlier this week has been identified.
Reports has it that the hackers comprise of a group of young boys and friends.
The attack, which Twitter and the FBI are investigating, started with a playful message between hackers on the platform Discord, a chat service popular with gamers, according to the New York Times.
Brett Callow, a threat analyst at cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, while reacting to the incident told DailyMail that:
‘An incident such as this could have extraordinary serious consequences – manipulation of the markets, disinformation relating to an election, etc,’
The young hackers allegedly took over the Twitter accounts of the likes of Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barrack Obama and Bill Gates, they made fraudulent posts, which were largely deleted quickly, saying people had 30 minutes to send $1,000 in bitcoin, promising they would receive twice as much in return.