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Verified Twitter Accounts Unable To Post After Hacking

20 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

High-profile Twitter accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Elon Musk and Kanye West, have been hacked as part of a widespread cryptocurrency scam. And the social media giant appears to have halted verified accounts from tweeting in an attempt to stem the cyber hijacking. The accounts, which have large Twitter followings, were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday evening and a message posted encouraging users to send 1,000 dollars to a Bitcoin address. In return, users are promised that their money will be doubled and returned to them. The message read: “I am giving back to my community...
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Twitter mass hacking: Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Biden, Obama, more hijacked to peddle Bitcoin scam

Twitter mass hacking: Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Biden, Obama, more hijacked to peddle Bitcoin scam

20 days ago   |   By The Register

Miscreants have already obtained more than $110K from the credulous The Twitter accounts of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and other celebrities were briefly taken over on Wednesday, along with the accounts of various cryptocurrency businesses and affiliated executives, to promote a Bitcoin scam. Fellow twits were told by the A-list stars to transfer BTC to the celebs, who would then transfer back double the amount...
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Bitcoin scam: Twitter suspends all verified accounts following high-profile account hacks

20 days ago   |   By The Independent

Twitter has temporarily suspended verified accounts on the platform following a cryptocurrency scam that targeted several high-profile users, including Elon Musk and Bill Gates as well as Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kanye West and several company accounts, including Apple and Square's Cash App, among others.
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Musk, Obama, Biden, Bezos, Gates-bitcoin scam hits Twitter in coordinated blitz

Musk, Obama, Biden, Bezos, Gates-bitcoin scam hits Twitter in coordinated blitz

20 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Twitter accounts of the rich and famous-including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden-were simultaneously hijacked on Wednesday and used to push cryptocurrency scams.
At the time this post went live, the wallet address used to receive victim's digital coin contained more than $58,000. The proceeds came from 314 transactions that all occurred on Tuesday. The small windfall was the result of someone taking over at least 15 accounts-some with tens of millions of followers-and using them to promote fraudulent incentives to send money to the scammers.
“I'm giving back to...
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Some of the world's biggest Twitter accounts are hacked. Here's what we do and don't know about what's going on right now

20 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Elon Musk wants to give you free bitcoin - at least, that's what his Twitter account says.
Don't trust him.
The Tesla account is one of numerous high-profile accounts on the social network that have been compromised as part of a remarkable, far-reaching hack, in an attempt to scam people using digital currency bitcoin.
As of writing on Wednesday, there's still a whole lot of unknowns. But here's what we do and don't know so far.
Who's been hacked?
Tons of people. Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Apple's official account, Warren Buffett, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian... the list goes on and on.
The only...
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Mass Twitter account hacking enlists Bill Gates, Elon Musk, others to promote Bitcoin scam in huge security fail

20 days ago   |   By The Register

Miscreants have already obtained more than $110K from the credulous The Twitter accounts of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and other celebrities were briefly taken over on Wednesday, along with the accounts of various cryptocurrency businesses and affiliated executives, to promote a Bitcoin scam...
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Apple, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Bill Gates have ‘Twitter accounts hacked by crypto scammers'

20 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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Twitter accounts of Biden, Musk and other prominent figures apparently hacked in bitcoin scam

20 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Accounts of Uber and Apple also appear to have been compromised as part of scam instructing followers to transfer cryptocurrency The Twitter accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple appear to have been hacked as part of a bitcoin scam Wednesday. Twitter said it was looking into the situation. The apparently compromised accounts, which count tens of millions of followers, sent a series of tweets proposing a classic scam: followers were told that if they transferred cryptocurrency to a specific bitcoin wallet, they...
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Apple, Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk ‘hacked by Bitcoin scammers on Twitter'

Apple, Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk ‘hacked by Bitcoin scammers on Twitter'

20 days ago   |   By Metro

Elon Musk is among the victims of the suspected Bitcoin scam
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Presidential election nominee Joe Biden are among a host of powerful people to fall victim to mass hacking by suspected cryptocurrency scammers.
Twitter accounts of a number of companies and individuals were taken over today with a message encouraging people to send transfers of Bitcoin.
Other victims include Elon Musk, Barack Obama , Uber, Bill Gates, Kanye West and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
More to follow.
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Massive Twitter hack: Apple, Musk, Gates, and other accounts compromised

Massive Twitter hack: Apple, Musk, Gates, and other accounts compromised

20 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Several high-profile Twitter accounts have been hacked as part of what appears to be a widespread malicious campaign. The first account noticed to have been affected belongs to Elon Musk. It was seemingly compromised by a hacker attempting to promote a bitcoin scam. The hacker or group behind the activity posted a tweet on Musk's account. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates seemed to be impacted by the same scammer, who tweeted a similar post with the same bitcoin wallet address. Both accounts shared other tweets about the scam, though they were quickly deleted. Many Twitter users also spotted...
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Bitcoin scammers appear to hack Elon Musk, Bill Gates, others on Twitter - CNET

20 days ago   |   By CNET

Cryptocurrency scammers are apparently hacking verified Twitter accounts and posting links seeking fraudulent Bitcoin payments.
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Apple, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have ‘Twitter accounts hacked by crypto scammers'

Apple, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have ‘Twitter accounts hacked by crypto scammers'

20 days ago   |   By The Sun


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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

20 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 Uber, Apple, Cash App, Bill Gates, Kanye West, 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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Elon Musk's and Bill Gates' Twitter accounts appear to have been hacked as part of a bitcoin giveaway scam

20 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Elon Musk's and Bill Gates' Twitter accounts appears to have been hacked as part of a bitcoin giveaway scam.
Musk posted multiple tweets Wednesday afternoon containing what claimed to be his bitcoin address, saying he was "feeling generous because of COVID-19." Gates' account sent an identical tweet minutes later.
Musk's account followed up with another tweet stating that if "You send $1,000, I send back $2,000!" for the following 30 minutes.
Both tweets from Musk's account have since been deleted. The tweet from Gates' account is gone as well.
Musk's and Gates' accounts aren't the only...
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