Verified Twitter accounts hacked to send fake suspension notices


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Threat actors are hacking verified Twitter accounts to send fake but well-written suspension messages that attempt to steal other verified users’ credentials.

Twitter verifies accounts if they are considered notable influencers, celebrities, politicians, journalists, activists, and government and private organizations.

To receive the verified ‘blue badge,’ Twitter users must apply for verification and submit supporting documentation to show why their account is ‘notable.’

As it is not easy to gain a blue badge, threats of suspension can lead to people reacting without thinking, making them prime targets for threat actors who value these types of accounts for their own scams.

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