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UPDATE!! Twitter Account Of Bill Gate, Barack Obama, Elon Musk And Others Hacked, Used For Bitcoin Scam

We've just been informed that Twitter (TWTR) accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other international moguls handles, were hacked on Wednesday and posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.

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These accounts, together with that of ex-President Barack Obama, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg, posted similar tweets soliciting donations via Bitcoin to their verified profiles on Wednesday.

“Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time,”

Gates’ hacked tweet said, vowing to double all payments to a Bitcoin address for the next 30 minutes.

Also in a tweet on Wednesday, Twitter’s support account said:

“We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.”

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Immediately after an hour after the attack commenced, Twitter obviously moved to halt holders of verified accounts from tweeting.

A CNN test showed non-verified accounts could still tweet. “You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident,” Twitter’s support account said.

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