Point verify: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Twitter account not hacked screenshot is bogus


A 3D-printed Twitter symbol is viewed as a result of damaged glass, in this image illustration taken February 8, 2016.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Image

Tens of large-profile Twitter accounts ended up hacked on Thursday, questioning the micro-blogging platform’s safety. From Elon Musk to Bill Gates and several other individuals fell target to an elaborate cyber assault on their formal Twitter handles, which was then used for a Bitcoin scam. The scammers reportedly created around $100,000 in a matter of couple of minutes. Twitter is still investigating the situation and the source of the hack stays not known as of this writing.


Amidst all the chaos on Twitter, exactly where buyers have been submitting a list of hacked accounts, the title of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also appeared amongst people whose Twitter accounts had been hacked. A screenshot demonstrating Netanyahu’s formal Twitter handle tweeting the Bitcoin rip-off message in Israeli language went viral, suggesting his account was compromised.

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IBTimes investigated if the sole non-English account of Netanyahu was in fact hacked and it appears there were no suspicious tweets from his account. As a subject of simple fact, the screenshot shared greatly on social media platforms is pretend. Note all accounts compromised so significantly this night are in English

To retain the scam from going viral additional, Twitter’s confirmed accounts are not able to tweet until finally the difficulty is solved.

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