Twitter Accounts Of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates And Others Hacked As Part Of Bitcoin Scam

Social media giant Twitter has been hacked in one of the most daring cyber-attacks in recent times.

Neel Raju Nalawade

July 17, 2020

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In a shocking news from the digital world, the security and privacy of numerous users including some high-profile personalities have been compromised. According to latest reports, Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have come under a cyber attack in one of the most widespread and confounding hacks the platform has ever seen. Sources state that Twitter users were surprised after their accounts were hacked and irrelevant tweets were made on their behalf. These included influential personalities like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kayne West, Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos. 

Accounts of companies like Uber and Apple were also hacked. A common tweet was made from all these accounts, demanding bitcoins for Coronavirus welfare. If users sent bitcoins to the address mentioned, the tweet promised to return double the amount to the user. Many users fell to this scam and transferred their bitcoins to the link mentioned in the tweet.

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