Google’s G Suite Twitter Account was hacked to promote a Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway. The hacker found its way to the company’s official G Suite Twitter Account and posted the tweet above.
The account has more than 800,000 followers, and they were asked to participate in a fraudulent 10,000 BTC giveaway. Although the tweet was taken down by Google after 10 minutes, that didn’t stop the tweet from affecting the cryptomarket.
Bitcoin lost about 1.07% of its price immediately, going from $6,373 to $6,279. While Bitcoincash which is second in terms of market capitalization lost a whopping 5.83%, going from $527 to $481, this is coming after the coin performed well earlier this month.
Ethereum lost about 2.68% of its price, going from $208 to $200. While Monero and Ripple lost 2.43% and 2.37% to their prices respectively, going from $105 to $102 and $0.51 to $0.49.
Dash and Litecoin weren’t left out as well, as all the top 10 cryptocurrencies saw a significant drop in prices. Dash went from $163 to $156, losing 2.57%, while Litecoin went from $50 to $48 losing about 1.40% in price in the past 24 hours.