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What We Know about the Twitter Hack of Bill Gates, Obama, Jeff Bezos & Kim Kardashian by Bitcoin Scammers

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It’s a difficult time to be an engineer at Twitter. Accounts of tech companies, billionaires, and politicians have been hacked by Bitcoin scammers.

This is what we know:

It started with Elon Musk‘s Twitter getting hacked and sending out a tweet encouraging followers to send money to a Bitcoin wallet.

Quickly a version of the same request began to pop up on other accounts: Bill GatesBarack ObamaJeff BezosJoe Biden, Apple, Uber, Kanye WestMike BloombergKim Kardashian.

Then it was the turn of major cryptocurrency accounts on Twitter, including Gemini, Coinbase and Binance. Even Cash App too was compromised.

It’s unclear, though, if this later batch of hacks are connected to the first, as the strategy was different.

Things get worse:

It seems like people are actually falling for the scam, and are sending lots and lots of money into the bitcoin wallet, hoping to get it doubled.

Twitter has released a statement saying they’re aware of the “security incident” and are working to fix it.

And, according to Twitter users, it seems like the fix involves verified users not being able to use their accounts temporarily.

This is a wild one. Hopefully the fix is done fast, as the hack could do great damage to people across the world.

3 Comments

  1. Sam

    July 16, 2020 at 3:10 am

    The hacker na “AGBA”
    imagine hacking top billionaire’s account

  2. ADE

    July 16, 2020 at 10:24 am

    i hope there is no Nigerian behind this scam.

  3. Sadiq Usman Omotizi

    July 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    To me that is bullshit even twitter can trace this hackers they are just ranting

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