Helen Bevan, who is the chief director of the National Health Service, lost access to his two Twitter accounts with almost 140,000 followers, which were deleted and renamed as profiles to help the PS5 purchase. One of the accounts was the professional one, with 97,000 followers, the other of your cat, a local celebrity with 36,000 followers, according to she herself confirmed to the BBC.
Bevan now has access to his accounts again, but received dozens of messages from misled people who advertised PS5 sales for more than £ 320; about $ 450. “They were following Walmart, Dixons, PC Workd, Target“, she said.”They would wait for Twitter accounts to post something about PS5 and then reply to the tweet, saying they had PS5 in stock, and to send them DMs.“.
To make it more credible, published Fleets (stories on Twitter) with playstation boxes, He said. The accounts were hacked, according to the BBC, the day before the head of the UK National Health Service directed an online event to thousands of people; while, Bevan encouraged attendees to interact with her Twitter.
To make things even worse, if possible, someone else cheated on her by promising that you could regain access to your accounts in less than 25 minutes; upon payment of £ 110. “I don’t think he did anything, he just sent movie files buzzing to my computer, non-stop, saying that I was the one doing his job“Bevan said.
“Then he told me that he already had it, but Twitter changed the verification and that I needed another 100 $ and wanted an extra service … They hunt down desperate people“Two days later the social network itself restored access to their accounts, she confirmed, accepting that the money given at that time was already lost.
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The executive said she did not understand how did so many fake sales come to be, explaining to everyone that those who sent him messages that also were victims of a scam.