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Major US Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Posted on AllSides July 16th, 2020
From The Center
technology, Twitter accounts, Bitcoin scam, hacking

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among many prominent US figures targeted by hackers on Twitter in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

The official accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Kanye West also requested donations in the cryptocurrency.

"Everyone is asking me to give back," a tweet from Mr Gates' account said. "You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000."

Twitter said it was a "co-ordinated" attack targeting its employees "with access to internal systems and tools".

"We know they [the hackers] used this access to take...

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https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53425822

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