Pwnie Awards 2017

2020 Nomination for Most Epic FAIL

Twitter

By the second decade of the twentyfirst century, information technology didn’t only become an essential driver of our civilization, but also become a direct path to peoples minds. While humanity is just starting to grasp the possibilities social media has to offer, we aready successfully adopted these platforms to some of our collective hobbies, like spreding conspiracies, and promoting genocide. Good thing that no single entity is in control of these platforms, right? Well, aside from the creators of the platform of course… And some scammers, who could apparently take control of any Twitter account for a whole hour. Instead of putting down Twitter’s internal security, we dedicate this nomination to the attackers, who couldn’t think bigger than a moderately successful cryptocurrency scam.