Verified Elon Musk impersonator hitches a ride on Trump’s viral COVID tweet for bitcoin scam

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Hackers appear to have once again hijacked high-profile Twitter accounts to promote bitcoin scams, this time responding to Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. Once again, hackers appear to have hijacked verified high-profile Twitter accounts to promote a bitcoin scam, this time impersonating Elon Musk and responding to President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis . Read Full Story

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When a hack briefly disabled blue check Twitter users, unverifieds threw a boisterous meme party

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After hackers posted bitcoin messages to the accounts of Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and others, Twitter went a little bananas last night. Unverified Twitter accounts had a glorious moment early Wednesday evening when verified accounts couldn’t tweet for a spell. It started when Twitter blocked access to blue check accounts shortly after a hack affected several high profile users, including politicians and celebrities, in what may have been a Bitcoin scam and data breach. The hackers posted messages from accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, and more, making claims about a BTC wallet. Read Full Story

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Bitcoin scammers seize Twitter accounts from Bezos, Biden, Obama, and others in sprawling attack

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A wide range of high-profile Twitter accounts were apparently hacked, sending out scam messages urging readers to send bitcoin. A far-reaching apparent hack on Twitter today affected a Who’s Who of the platform’s most popular users, leading to scam tweets being posted by accounts ranging from tech titans like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to celebrities like Kanye West. Even corporate accounts from Apple and Uber were targeted and temporarily taken over. Read Full Story

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How to Get Verified on Social Media

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Getting verified on social media is one of the first steps to building a successful social media marketing strategy. Whether it’s your personal account, your business account, or both, getting that little checkmark next to the profile name is massively important. And not so that you look like one of the ‘cool kids.’ A verified social media account provides instant social proof and credibility when anyone looks up to you or your company online. Verification can also help with networking and push your company to your industry’s forefront as a trusted option. Getting verified on social media can be a challenge, and it might take some time, but it is definitely worth it. But maybe you’ve already tried to become verified, and you were rejected. Or perhaps you don’t know where to start. Unless you’ve got a huge following like Beyonce , becoming a verified account takes some commitment and …

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Here’s what we know about the attack on Twitter verified accounts so far

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Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey summed up the historic attack in concise Twitter fashion: “Tough day for us at Twitter.” Late last night, an historic attack hit Twitter , which saw dozens of high-profile verified accounts being taken over. The compromised accounts included those of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Uber, and Apple—among many, many others. Read Full Story

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How to Prevent Facebook Hacks

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If you’re like most business owners, you’ve invested resources in creating a Facebook business page that engages your customers. You may have spent years growing your following and building trust. What if something leaves your business page vulnerable to a Facebook hack? Here is what you need to know to protect yourself—and your business—from a Facebook hack. How Often Do Facebook Hacks Occur? Unfortunately, Facebook hacks are quite common. According to the New York Post , as many as 160,000 Facebook accounts are compromised each day. Users tend to be more relaxed about security when using social sites like Facebook, leaving them vulnerable to hackers. How does this affect your business page? Facebook allows users to access business accounts through their personal profiles. Every person with admin control over your Page is vulnerable to a Facebook hack that could leave your page open to hacking. Hackers typically gain access to …

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How to Buy Twitter Followers (Real Ones!)

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Twitter hasn’t had the easiest time adjusting to the new social media landscape. Facebook and messaging apps have been crushing the social media platform on paper. But, Twitter isn’t a ghost town. It has over 330 million active monthly users! Participating on Twitter is a lot more fruitful than you think. It’s an audience that can’t be ignored. I regularly tweet and use my Twitter account to promote my blog posts and other content. I’m up to 378,000 followers. It’s an audience worth paying attention to, even if only a small percentage can see any given tweet. Of course, you have to build a following, and Twitter is a much different experience for those who don’t have followers. Buying followers is a common practice, but it doesn’t work the way you think. Third-party services often sell fake followers. These may look impressive, but they don’t work. You’ll also get banned …

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How local ads can mitigate COVID-19’s impact on SMBs

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30-second summary: Nextdoor is a social media network for neighborhoods of verified users in 270,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries. 100% of Nextdoor’s users are real people with verified home addresses. Nextdoor is a good marketing option for SMBs because it’s hyper local and comprises an audience that’s eager to support their community’s businesses. About a third of the conversations on Nextdoor are between neighbors asking for or sharing recommendations. There are two affordable advertising options on Nextdoor specifically geared for SMBs, Local Deals and Neighborhood Sponsorship. Depending on who’s advertising, Local Deals start as low as $1. In a survey of nearly six thousand small businesses (SMBs) conducted by the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year, 41% of respondents indicated that they’d temporarily closed their business due to the virus. Roughly 2% had closed permanently. Smaller businesses with less than 20 employees were more likely to close. Regardless of …

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Twitter reveals scammers breached user accounts via phone spear-phishing attack

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“Not all of the employees that were initially targeted had permissions to use account management tools, but the attackers used their credentials to access our internal systems and gain information about our processes.” Earlier this month, Twitter was hit with a major security breach that allowed scammers to access some of the platform’s most high-profile accounts. Those accounts included Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bezos, and over a hundred others. Since the attack, Twitter has remained relatively quiet about just how it occurred and what data was accessed. Until now, that is. Read Full Story

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Did Elon Musk steal Tesla? Here’s why the CEO is rebutting long-time allegations on Twitter

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Musk’s tweets attacking Tesla cofounder Martin Eberhard are the latest in a decades-long feud for credit over who founded Tesla. On Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to longtime allegations that he “stole” Tesla from one of the company’s original founders, Martin Eberhard. In reply to a Twitter thread from user @enn_nafnlaus that details a chronological timeline of Tesla’s founding, Musk’s original investment into the startup, and Eberhard’s exit as CEO, Musk said : “ When Eberhard was fired from the Tesla CEO role in mid 2007 for providing false information to me & the board, no one left with him. That says it all. ” Read Full Story

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Hustling in the time of COVID-19, or: What if Elon Musk is just a bad boss?

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If your boss is Elon Musk, you may have to keep coming into work during the coronavirus pandemic. Under pressure from unionized workers, the Big Three carmakers in the U.S. agreed to temporarily wind down operations at their factories to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. But if your boss is Elon Musk, “you should continue to report to work if you are in an essential function,” Tesla’s human resources department reportedly told workers today. Read Full Story

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