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2239 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jul 2020 at 8:35 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-15 5:58:15 PM  
Imagine having the ability to hack Twitter. And not using that power to delete Trump's account
 
2020-07-15 6:00:08 PM  
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2020-07-15 6:02:08 PM  
My favorite so far:

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2020-07-15 6:02:37 PM  
Not affected: Trump accounts and Repugs. It was just too stupid and improbable to suppose that these would do anything to benefit anybody, let alone charities or healthcare.

Stiggin' it to the Libs!
 
2020-07-15 6:05:14 PM  

Gubbo: Imagine having the ability to hack Twitter. And not using that power to delete Trump's account


Better why didn't they put a bitcoin address in trump's Twitter? Is his account specially protected but Biden's isn't?
 
2020-07-15 6:05:23 PM  

Gubbo: Imagine having the ability to hack Twitter. And not using that power to delete Trump's account


To quote Kids in the Hall's satanic character, Eviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil!

The Kids in the Hall - Simon and Hecubus
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2020-07-15 6:08:42 PM  
Affected tweets to be submitted to Fark in 3... 2...
 
2020-07-15 6:10:04 PM  
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2020-07-15 6:17:19 PM  
This just ruins it for people who would legitimately give back. Another reason why we can't have nice things.  Sigh.
 
2020-07-15 6:17:22 PM  
People would do that? Just go on the Internet and lie to everybody?
 
2020-07-15 6:18:43 PM  
Nothing to see here, comrades.

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2020-07-15 6:25:30 PM  
No verified accounts can't tweet right now.  Our hour to rise is now, my fellow peons!  THE REVOLUTION IS NIGH!
 
2020-07-15 6:25:51 PM  
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The randos are running the asylum.

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2020-07-15 6:26:02 PM  

Nabb1: No verified accounts can't tweet right now.  Our hour to rise is now, my fellow peons!  THE REVOLUTION IS NIGH!


No verified accounts CAN tweet, not can't.  Got a head of myself there.
 
2020-07-15 6:31:20 PM  
Twitter?

What's that?
 
2020-07-15 6:32:53 PM  

Nabb1: Nabb1: No verified accounts can't tweet right now.  Our hour to rise is now, my fellow peons!  THE REVOLUTION IS NIGH!

No verified accounts CAN tweet, not can't.  Got a head of myself there.


What will we do without calming, blue check marks?!

DEAR GOD, THIS IS THE END OF DAYS
 
2020-07-15 6:38:05 PM  
I mean, somebody is getting fired.

Or not.
 
2020-07-15 6:40:04 PM  

Wanebo: Twitter?

What's that?


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2020-07-15 6:43:55 PM  
ABORT, ABORT... THE BLUE CHECKS ARE BACK... ABORT... HIDE THE WEED, GO OUT THE BACK WINDOW....
 
2020-07-15 6:45:37 PM  
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2020-07-15 6:51:18 PM  
I wasn't hacked. [sad face]
 
2020-07-15 6:57:13 PM  
What a bunch of bozos.  They gain control of very high profile Twitter accounts and use it for a paltry bitcoin scam.  They could have made millions and grabbed for thousands instead.  smh
 
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2020-07-15 7:00:52 PM  
"Biden" should have asked for donations to his election campaign via this bitcoin address.  He'd get a different set of donors that way.

And none of this is really anonymous, right? If determined people investigate.
 
2020-07-15 7:04:40 PM  

relaxitsjustme: What a bunch of bozos.  They gain control of very high profile Twitter accounts and use it for a paltry bitcoin scam.  They could have made millions and grabbed for thousands instead.  smh


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"After all your posturing...all your speeches...."
 
2020-07-15 7:05:25 PM  
Life comes at you fast Twitter Support edition:
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2020-07-15 7:07:52 PM  
From somewhere on Twitter

"I knew it was a scam when Bezos said he was giving back"
 
2020-07-15 7:30:37 PM  
They were poking to see if they could. Turns out they can.Might be worse next time.
 
2020-07-15 7:35:06 PM  

casey17: They were poking to see if they could. Turns out they can.Might be worse next time.


Nuclear launch codes?

/betting the NSA picked this up
//EABOD
 
2020-07-15 7:42:16 PM  
How many people have bitcoin to spare?
 
2020-07-15 7:44:53 PM  

PreMortem: casey17: They were poking to see if they could. Turns out they can.Might be worse next time.

Nuclear launch codes?

/betting the NSA picked this up
//EABOD


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2020-07-15 8:06:34 PM  
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2020-07-15 8:39:39 PM  
Why does twitter not take the whole site down for awhile, clearly their core computator where they keep all the passkeys has been published to 4chan. It's not like someone just got a few passwords, the the entire sitewide arithmetic logic unit cache buffer has been compromised
 
2020-07-15 8:40:40 PM  
Looks like Hillary's account is OK, she must be running her own server
 
2020-07-15 8:41:18 PM  

Gubbo: Imagine having the ability to hack Twitter. And not using that power to delete Trump's account


Right? I think most hacking is being paid for.  Considering not much good hacks have happened.
 
2020-07-15 8:45:48 PM  

litheandnubile: the the entire sitewide arithmetic logic unit cache buffer has been compromised


Is the positronic phase inhibitor okay?
 
2020-07-15 8:45:50 PM  
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2020-07-15 8:47:47 PM  
That's great for the main communication arm of the US Government. Makes me feel good that this kind of thing can happen.
 
2020-07-15 8:48:49 PM  
They went to the trouble to hack all those super high-profile accounts and all they could think to do with them is a lame bitcoin scam?  Man, hackers used to be cool.
 
2020-07-15 8:49:52 PM  
Some people cope

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2020-07-15 8:51:17 PM  
Multiple high profile Twe nothing of value.

/Fixed for subby.
 
2020-07-15 8:51:36 PM  

Wanebo: Twitter?

What's that?


I'm with you there...  not a single device in my place has any of that shiat on it.

I am possibly anti social...
 
2020-07-15 8:53:57 PM  

fusillade762: They went to the trouble to hack all those super high-profile accounts and all they could think to do with them is a lame bitcoin scam?  Man, hackers used to be cool.


That's all that we saw. There was speculation that the hackers might have also gained access to the target's Direct Message history, which could enable all sorts of future mayhem and/or blackmail.
 
2020-07-15 8:54:35 PM  

fusillade762: They went to the trouble to hack all those super high-profile accounts and all they could think to do with them is a lame bitcoin scam?  Man, hackers used to be cool.


Yeah you literally anything with them and that's most interesting plot you can come up with? Come on.
 
2020-07-15 8:55:51 PM  
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2020-07-15 9:00:11 PM  
Looks like there were celebrities creating their own fake accounts and then retweeting with their main accounts to keep talking through this.
 
2020-07-15 9:00:58 PM  
Kind of like a reverse-order advance fee scam. Instead of sending you a (fake) check for $2000 up front and asking for $1000 back, I ask for $1000 up front and pretend I'll send you $2000 back.
 
2020-07-15 9:01:34 PM  
the only interesting thing today in the tech area is that the tiktok simmers managed to be one of the reasons trump just fired his "big time tech guru" Brad Parscale.  good job kids!
 
2020-07-15 9:04:14 PM  
Ah, the shill coordination and automation channel got hacked.
 
2020-07-15 9:04:14 PM  
So perhaps this Twitter thing is ill advised and needs to be completely farking destroyed and all memory expunged except as a cautionary tale.
 
2020-07-15 9:11:07 PM  
This is obviously good for bitcoin.
 
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