According to foreign media reports, hijacking a Twitter account has become a hobby specific groups of hackers because it is easy to do.The crisis management center of the Russian Foreign Ministry has recently become the target of this type of hacker attack A recent attack on the center's Twitter account by an unnamed group that tried to sell its alleged private visitor data is reported.
Security researcher Graham Cluley revealed that the attack occurred on july 2, when @ MID_travel, the Twitter account that normally posts other russian institutions, accidentally posted a surprising tweet. The tweet said hackers had personal data on travel payments made on the russian public service portal in june 2020.
It is understood that technically, hackers used leaked twitter accounts as advertisements to steal data. However, anyone can determine whether this is true by paying 66 bitcoin, because it's what hackers charge for the data.
However, the Russian authorities have now restored the account and deleted the tweet from the page, followed by a new message detailing what happened, which was roughly as follows: "on the morning of July 2, cyber criminals released a message that had nothing to do with the Russian Foreign Ministry, so we re entered the account. Now the account is running normally.
The hacker group behind the attack has not been disclosed, and the Russian authorities are likely never to provide more details.