Heard about the scheme called “21 din mein paisa double”?
The hackers sure have!
Okay, let us provide a little context here.
Last week, multiple high-profile and verified accounts on Twitter got hacked simultaneously in what has been identified till now as a crypto currency scam.
All asian countries waking up and looking at Twitter hack. #Hacked #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/08SpivOWgh— Akshay More (@akmore114) July 15, 2020
In what Twitter termed as a ‘coordinated social engineering attack’, a lot of verified accounts of public figures including Barack Obama, Kanye West, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and more started tweeting about a free ‘giveaway’.
So you saw Jeff Bezos tweet THIS and you didn't think something was fishy?? #hacked pic.twitter.com/NFBT1dEKi9— Ralph The Liberal 🇪🇺🇺🇲 (@RalphTheLiberal) July 15, 2020
The tweets asked people to send them $1000 in crypto currency and the concerned account holder would return double the amount to the sender. This offer was for a limited time period only, thereby entrapping some naïve netizens.
#Hacked #Bitcoin#Hackers— The Hell God (@theeHellGod) July 16, 2020
Accounts of Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, & Bill Gates hacked for Bitcoin scam pic.twitter.com/gjBSMQZUDq
Well, we won’t be surprised if the makers of Money Heist decided to take the next season of the show to from reel to real!
Everyone after watching Billionaire's Twitter Account gettin #Hacked #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/faFQglDiQ6— Ashish Dodray (@ashishjr07) July 15, 2020
Soon, panic started spreading and Twitterati surely did not hold back from tweeting about it.
*twitter gets #hacked*— daquarius ➐ (@shastaorange) July 15, 2020
everyone rushing to tweet about it: pic.twitter.com/7UoC3EA7pl
While memers geared up for a meme fest on Twitter, it was evident that Twitter was caught-off guards by the hackers.
And what better representation of it than through memes!
“We will fix it soon”, Twitter.
Twitter HQ right now as big verified accounts are being hacked:— ʎpuıƆ ♎️🦄 (@hippielilicaxo) July 15, 2020
Oh God, did the Simpsons predict it?
non-verified losers. now is our time. RISE UP! 😤🔥🔥#twitterhacked #Hacked #twitterhack pic.twitter.com/sF0D05qVrK— 𝒩⁷♡ (@btsniamo) July 15, 2020
Meanwhile Ross: “I’m fine!”
Twitter executives realizing they dont know how to stop the bitcoin scam as it continues to hack high-profile accounts#hacked #twitterhacked pic.twitter.com/0XzvF6VeVq— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) July 15, 2020
While Twitter’s security team was alerted about this hack, netizens did not fail to mock the ‘ inadequate security level’ of Twitter!
Wait what did just happen here?
Twitter privacy definitely didn’t see this coming #Hacked pic.twitter.com/r8GeRF7hHC— 𝕵𝖔𝖔𝖏𝖔.🧉 (@joojo_theseaman) July 16, 2020
Might as well not lock it then!
Twitter's security against bitcoin hackers: #Hacked #twitterhacked pic.twitter.com/ZdaWtkkwtU— g.dot.c (@gaurav_chide) July 16, 2020
Following a lot of chaos, in a desperate attempt to get ahead of the hackers, Twitter took away the ability of verified accounts to tweet temporarily.
You must’ve sensed what followed, right?
The ‘unverified’ Twitterati taking over the social media site through memes!
All hail the unverified!
All of us unverified 😎 #hacked pic.twitter.com/JRb6kiH14K— Lou 💖 (@lcmi91) July 15, 2020
Blue checks watching twitter right now. #Hacked pic.twitter.com/R0o00pufY4— @FredTJoseph BURNER (@BurnerFreds) July 15, 2020
Time to shine, my unverified bois!
My fellow non-checkmarked peasants, our time has come to rise up... and do absolutely nothing differently than we did a few hours ago.#twitterhacked #hacked pic.twitter.com/S0xgmOUmpq— Dom John 🛸 (@dominickjohn) July 15, 2020
Well, the meme fest did not end here!
While the hackers behind this super risky and well-planned hack operation have not been revealed yet, memes continue to roll in about them.
Laxmi Chit Fund itna technologically equip kab ho gaya?
I think we all know who #Hacked all these big accounts. pic.twitter.com/1MLyb2KZwf— Saujanya (@aliveartistry) July 15, 2020
#hacked— Stuti mishra (@Styles_stuti) July 15, 2020
Hacker be like : pic.twitter.com/QBDBL3G2sO
All in all, Twitterati had a meme day and Twitter had a tough day.
As it is evident, a large number of people would have stayed unaware of this hack if not for the humorous memes that circulated!
That is the REACH of memes, folks!
With organic shares, memes get a lot more attention than any other type of content on social media.
And hence, to uplift your brand game online, try memes for marketing!
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Article written by Dishika Bakliwal