BREAKING: More than $53,000 has been paid since Elon Musk, Bill Gates, CashApp, others got hacked to promote Bitcoin scam

Twitter accounts belonging to Elon Musk, Bill Gates, CashApp, and others hacked to promote Bitcoin scam; more than $53,000 has been paid so far, according to BNO News.

BREAKING: More than $53,000 has been paid since Elon Musk, Bill Gates, CashApp, others got hacked to promote Bitcoin scam


Hackers gained access to the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and many others Wednesday afternoon in an apparent cryptocurrency giveaway scam. Other accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Apple, Uber, and Square’s CashApp were also hacked.

Reacting to the hack, Twitter wrote;

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.

We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf. We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it.

Twitter CEO wrote;

Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened.

We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.

💙 to our teammates working hard to make this right.

https://twitter.com/jack/status/1283571658339397632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1283571658339397632%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geekwire.com%2F2020%2Fbill-gates-elon-musk-just-twitter-accounts-hacked-apparent-bitcoin-scam%2F

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