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FBI Starts Investigation Into Recent Hacking Of Prominent Twitter Accounts

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Law Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation has started an investigation into the recent hacking on prominent twitter accounts.

The incident affected accounts belonging to politicians, musicians, entrepreneurs and more, which has raised concerns regarding the safety of accounts on the platform. But the FBI is working around the clock to find out what led to the hacking and twitter has also backed the agency.

HypeBeats reports that the FBI said in a statement; “At this time, the accounts appear to have been compromised in order to perpetuate cryptocurrency fraud,” to the Wall Street Journal.

Furthermore, the  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Letitia James are also running investigation into the incident.

Cumomo said; “Foreign interference remains a grave threat to our democracy and New York will continue to lead the fight to protect our democracy and the integrity of our elections in any way we can.”

James also commented on the incident; “Last night’s attack on Twitter raises serious concerns about data security and how platforms like Twitter could be used to harm public debate. I have ordered my office to open an immediate investigation into this matter.”

“Countless Americans rely on Twitter to read and watch the news, to engage in public debate, and to hear directly from political leaders, activists, business executives, and other thought leaders,” she added.

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