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Hackers flee with over $120,000 worth of bitcoin from twitter users

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Hackers flee with over $120,000 worth of bitcoin from twitter users

Hackers may have fooled Twitter users into sending them more than $120,000 in a massive scheme that shook the site Wednesday after taking over hundreds of high-profile accounts.
The scam began after hackers stole accounts from famous people and companies like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Uber, Elon Musk and Kanye West.
They tweeted links to Bitcoin addresses and told people they would match their donations and hundreds of people agreed to send money though it would be difficult to confirm whether the transactions were valid.

Hackers flee with over $120,000 worth of bitcoin from twitter users

Finally Twitter intervened by limiting the ability of some accounts to post in an effort to mitigate the damage.

Hackers on Wednesday brought Twitter through a storm, hijacking hundreds of accounts and potentially making off with over $120,000 in the process.

The hackers took over the accounts of a long list of high-profile individuals and companies including: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Michael Bloomberg, Apple, Uber, and other big exchanges for cryptocurrencies.

The hacked accounts then tweeted messages saying they “give back to their communities and match any donations made to various wallets for scam cryptocurrency.

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From there, in just a few hours, hundreds of people decided to take the bait one wallet address shared widely earned over 350 transactions. By apparently compromised accounts, Business Insider identified at least three wallets listed in tweets, but it’s not clear that those were the only ones that received money.

Furthermore, not every transaction sent to those wallets is actually the product of people being duped by Twitter scam Wednesday. Hackers also flood cryptocurrency accounts artificially with money ahead of time to make them appear more real, so the account balances will overestimate how much the scam yielded.

Because of the cryptocurrency’s anonymous nature, it would likely be hard to decide how much money hackers actually made off with.

Twitter eventually stepped in on Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to mitigate the damage, tweeting that it was “conscious of a security incident affecting Twitter accounts and” investigating and taking measures to repair it.

Shortly afterwards, several confirmed users including some vital government and emergency services reported being briefly unable to tweet at all, and Twitter eventually followed up with an update at 7:15 pm ET stating it had limited the ability of some accounts to post.

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Tinubu in attendance at Atiku son’s wedding

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Tinubu in attendance at Atiku's daughter wedding

Tinubu in attendance at Atiku's daughter wedding

Politics they say is not war

The Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has caused a media sensation with his appearance at the wedding ceremony of both children of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party and Mallam Nuhu Ribadu in Abuja earlier this morning.

Popularly known as “Jagaban Borgu”, he was sighted by BloomshireNG at the ceremony with Chief Bisi Akande as dignitaries took turn to either have a handshake or photograph – he was the cynosure.

According to observers, the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu stole the show at the glamorous wedding today especially with his pictures with several other dignitaries at the event being spread across social media.

BloomshireNG reported that the wedding of Mallam Aliyu Turakin Adamawa, the son of the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Waziri Adamawa, who married malama Fatima, the daughter of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the former Chairman of EFCC and Asiwaju’s appearance have been one of the most commented subjects on social media.

The roll call of dignitaries include the President of the National Assembly Sen Ahmed Lawan, and the interim Chairman of the APC and the governor of Yobe State Alhaji Mai Mala Buni; the governors of Kebbi, Kaduna, Sokoto, Gombe, Ekiti states, and Deputy Governor of Taraba state.

Other dignitaries who graced the occasion are the Ministers of Defence, Education, FCT, Communications and several Senators, members of the House of Representatives, among other dignitaries.

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End sars;Vice president Osinbajo commends the effort of IGP in ending sars

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Vice president Osinbajo commends the effort of IGP in ending sars

According to channels tv,the vice president Yemi Osinbajo Speaking to State House reporters at his residence in Abuja on Sunday, Professor Osinbajo described the routine attacks on young people as infuriating.

While condemning the actions of some officers he called bad “eggs of the Force”, the Vice President asked the police to stick to their mandates.

He also commended Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for speaking up against injustices meted out by some security operatives on young Nigerians.

Osinbajo’s remarks come shortly after IGP Adamu warned FSARS and other Tactical Squads of the Force against carrying out stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc with immediate effect.

According to a statement issued by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, the police boss warned the Tactical Squads against the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly.End sars;Vice president Osinbajo commends the effort of IGP in ending sars

 

SEE FULL STATEMENT FROM THE IGP HERE:

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force including the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal, Zonal and Command levels, from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties – stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – with immediate effect. In addition, no personnel of the Force is authorized to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti. They must always appear in their police uniforms or approved tactical gear. The IGP’s directives come against the backdrop of findings by the leadership of the Force that a few personnel of the Tactical Squads hide under this guise to perpetrate all forms of illegality, contrary to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement establishing the squads.

Specifically, the IGP has warned the Tactical Squads against the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly through the indiscriminate and unauthorized search of mobile phones, laptops and other smart devices. They are to concentrate and respond only to cases of armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes when the need arises.

The IGP notes that the FSARS and other Police Tactical Squads remain a critical component of the Force in confronting prevailing and emerging violent crimes in the country. He, however, condemns every act of unprofessionalism, abuse of human rights and high-handedness by some personnel of the Squads. He has therefore ordered the X-Squad and the Monitoring Unit to embark on immediate and massive nationwide monitoring of activities of Tactical Squads and other police officers on the road. They are to ensure prompt arrest, investigation and prosecution of all erring police officers who violate these directives and other extant regulations of the Force.

The IGP has equally warned, that henceforth, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FSARS, Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands and the FCT as well as their supervisory Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, will be held liable for any misconduct within their Area of Responsibility (AOR). He, therefore, charged them to ensure effective supervision and mentoring of the personnel of the Tactical Squads under their jurisdiction.

Meanwhile, two operatives of the FSARS and their civilian accomplice operating in Lagos State, INSPR Sale James, INSPR Monday Uchiola and Okechukwu Ogbonna, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, for acts of professional misconduct including extortion and intimidation of innocent citizens. The operational vehicle of the men has also been impounded and the disciplinary procedure has already commenced against the defaulters.

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Kanye West Files New Federal Election Documents For 2020 Presidential Run

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Kanye West Files New Federal Election Documents For 2020 Presidential Run

Kanye West Files New Federal Election Documents For 2020 Presidential Run

Kanye West is in full swing in his 2020 presidential race … he also filed a second collection of papers with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

The new filing is called the Statement of Candidacy, which reveals that more than $5,000 has been collected or expended on campaign-related expenditures. This makes him a candidate under the federal campaign rule.

Of note, Kanye describes his party as BDY — The Birthday Party is now abbreviated. He appoints the name of his political team, “Kanye 2020.”

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He also lists his residence as Cody, Wyoming, where he and Kim had just bought a massive property.

This is the second — and more important — set of documents that Kanye has filed with the FEC. He filed his first set Wednesday — a Statement of Campaign Organization, stating that the Kanye 2020 Committee will serve as the Main Campaign Committee.

It’s interesting … some media outlets say that Kanye is not running, but we’ve been told otherwise, and the documents point to that. The latest was filed at 12:34 AM ET on Thursday morning.

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Kanye also filed legal documents that qualified him to vote in Oklahoma, but missed the deadline on Wednesday in Florida.

As we reported, a market research company conducted a survey showing that Kanye captured 2% of the national vote. He’s not going to win, but he might be a spoiler in a close race. The question — who would help him, and who would hurt him?

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