Massive Twitter Hack Hijacks Famous Accounts | Avast

A cryptocurrency scam took Twitter by storm on Wednesday as numerous high-profile accounts were hijacked and used to solicit their millions of followers for bitcoins with the false promise of giving each donor twice their amount back. The accounts of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and other famous figures were hacked, each displaying tweets such as this one from Elon Musk’s account: “I’m feeling generous because of COVID-19. I’ll double any BTC payment sent to my BTC address for the next hour. Good luck, and stay safe out there!” Within hours, the bitcoin address listed in the fallacious tweets had received over $113,000. 

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