Accounts use Twitter’s new hack to impersonate gaming brands

It took the last days Confusion on Twitter🇧🇷 New Management of Elon Musk It became possible to obtain a “verified” seal Pay an $8 monthly subscription – and some accounts have used this feature to impersonate game brands such as Nintendo🇧🇷 rock star and more.

The most famous case happened with a Switch owner. Using the ring, a verified account called “Nintendo of America” ​​confused gamers by posting a picture of Mario showing his middle finger. The tweet went viral and the account was subsequently suspended.

Play: Twitter

Playing with the hearts of fans, a user used a fake Rockstar account to deceive the public and spread the fake news that GTA 6 will be revealed next week.

Depicted and fake Rockstar Twitter account

Play: Twitter

Another victim of the wave of verified fakes was Valve, whose name was used to falsely advertise a “new competitive platform” called “Richocet: Neon Prime.”

An image of a fake Valve Twitter account

Play: Twitter

Users also used the new verifier to impersonate Twitch and publicize the community’s widely-requested changes to the registration model.

Due to the confusion, Elon Musk’s team introduced a new “Official” tag that surprised some users last Wednesday (9). However, after the tag went viral, the tag was removed without any explanation, causing even more disruption.

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The “official” identifier was reactivated this Friday morning (11), but has since been disabled – indicating that Twitter’s new management still does not have a positive solution for the new account verification format.


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