Something really dangerous just happened to Barack Obama and Joe Biden
The 2020 election just took a very ugly turn.
What just took place could have dire consequences for America.
And that is because something really dangerous just happened to Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, hackers gained access to high profile Twitter accounts like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Kanye West, and Elon Musk among others to post spam messages trying to scame Twitter users into sending Bitcoin to a link the hackers provided.
“We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools,” the company tweeted from a support account Twitter explained in a statement.
“We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf,” Twitter’s statement concluded.
Twitter also shutdown the ability of all verified – or “blue check mark” – users from posting for a period of time until the tech giant could get a handle on this situation.
This episode was no laughing matter.
Hackers were able to control the account of Joe Biden, one of the two men who stands to be President in 2021.
If hackers ever got control of the President’s account they could tank the stock market or start nuclear war.
All it would take is one threatening message to make North Korea think an attack was imminent and launch its nuclear missiles in response.
Most of the political conversation around social media platforms and big tech centered on Americans’ concerns surrounding the clear and obvious bias against conservatives and censorship of Trump supporters during the 2020 election.
But now social media companies are facing a massive question around the vulnerability they post to national security.