The Twitter account of the journalist Rosa María Artal was hacked

With more than two hundred thousand followers on the social network Twitter, the journalist Rosa María Artal, a contributor to elDiario.es, is one of the daily voices in the national political conversation. Now, the journalist denounces the hacking of her profile, for whose return the kidnappers ask for 120 euros.

In addition, Artal’s account is being used to try to deceive other users with a false offer for MacBook Pro computers at 450 euros. When you write showing interest in the offer to the impersonator of the journalist, he responds by trying to find out the payment methods of the interested party. The process

This type of hook was already detected last March by the specialized portal mashable: “Twitter is silent as hackers scam users by stealing high-level verified accounts.”



The first false message tweeted on Artal’s account offering the computer bargains is from 15:47. Shortly after, at 4:15 p.m., the journalist received an email from the address [email protected] demanding 120 euros.

The process to impersonate Artal begins with a private message (a DM) in which someone pretends to be a company employee and notifies her of a problem in her account.

In addition, users who retweet warning of the impersonation are blocked by the usurpers of the account: “Friends write to me that the hacker is blocking all those who report him,” says Artal.

Since Elon Musk’s arrival at Twitter, staff cuts have led to the dismantling of the team that solved this type of problem in several countries, including Spain, making dialogue with the company more difficult.



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