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Biden, Gates, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

19 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies Wednesday in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked. The fake tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.
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The hackers who took over the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden and Elon Musk may have made off with as much as $120,000 worth of bitcoin - but we may never know for sure

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Hackers may have tricked Twitter users into giving them more than $120,000 after taking over dozens of high-profile accounts in a colossal scam that rocked the platform Wednesday.
The scam began after hackers hijacked the accounts of prominent people and companies including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, and Kanye West.
They tweeted links to bitcoin addresses and told people they would match their donations, and hundreds of people appeared to send money - though it may be impossible to confirm whether the transactions were legitimate.
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Wave of high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

19 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Some of the tweets were swiftly deleted but there appeared to be a struggle to regain control of the accounts.
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Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Apple, appear to have been hacked in a colossal bitcoin scam: here's the full list

Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Apple, appear to have been hacked in a colossal bitcoin scam: here's the full list

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked Wednesday as part of an elaborate bitcoin scam.
Accounts belonging to billionaires, music artists, politicians, and tech founders and startups were all hacked. After more than an hour of bitcoin scams coming from large accounts, Twitter appeared to temporarily disable verified accounts from posting to the site as it looked into the issue.
"We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter," the company wrote on Twitter. "We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly."
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A massive hack is taking over Twitter, and you should probably log out of your account if you're active on multiple devices. Here's how

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A widespread Twitter scam has hacked into dozens of high-profile accounts, including that of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
A Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that it's "looking into this," but in the meantime, it's unclear which accounts hackers still have planned to target.
As a precaution, it might be a good idea to log out of Twitter if you have multiple open sessions. Here's how to do that.
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Apple, other high profile Twitter accounts hacked by a Bitcoin scam

Apple, other high profile Twitter accounts hacked by a Bitcoin scam

19 days ago   |   By iMore

The hack is affecting a number of high profile accounts on the platform.
What you need to know
Apple's official Twitter account has been hacked.
Other high profile Twitter accounts have also been affected.
The hack appears to be part of a widespread cryptocurrency scam.
Apple, along with a number of high profile Twitter accounts, have been hacked as part of a widespread, coordinated cryptocurrency scam.
Reported by 9to5Mac, the hack has affected many verified accounts such as Apple, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and more.
This hack is likely a Twitter-level compromise of...
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Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, others have Twitter accounts apparently hacked

Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, others have Twitter accounts apparently hacked

19 days ago   |   By WLWT

Twitter accounts belonging to Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Apple and Uber, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.
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Hackers just took over dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts including Uber, Apple, Cash App, and Bill Gates and used them to post bitcoin scam links

Hackers just took over dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts including Uber, Apple, Cash App, and Bill Gates and used them to post bitcoin scam links

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Hackers took over dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday and used them to post messages urging people to send thousands of dollars in Bitcoin.
The scam began when several high-profile cryptocurrency Twitter accounts were compromised and posted malicious links.
Accounts including Bill Gates, Cash App, and Elon Musk - apparently compromised by hackers - posted Tweets claiming they would double people's contributions of $1,000 in Bitcoin.
A Twitter spokesperson told Business insider the company is "looking into this."
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