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Elon Musk, Kanye West and Joe Biden’s Twitter Handles Hacked Through Bitcoin Scam!

The social media firm stated that a “coordinated social engineering attack”  that aimed at a few of their workers was the reason for the hacking

The social media firm stated that a “coordinated social engineering attack”  that aimed at a few of their workers was the reason for the hacking in the system on Wednesday that took many celeb’s accounts like Joe Biden, business tycoon Elon Musk and rapper Kanye West.

The midday of Wednesday saw various accounts of A-listers to have the same tweet stating: “give back to the community,” which was found to be a cryptocurrency trick. The tweets had a ‘Bitcoin wallet address’ and said to twitter followers that they will double up the money sent.

The account posted these kinds of texts were from ‘ex Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former president Barack Obama, and ex-New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg.’ Further, the handles of top brands Apple, Uber, etc. were also negotiated.

Post an hour of all these tweets, Twitter Support said that they were alerted with the issue. “We are investigating and taking steps to fix it,” the tweet reads. “We will update everyone shortly.”

The firm continued saying that Twitterati’s “may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident.” The turning off tweets seems to pop up official users with blue ticks on and off the whole afternoon. Those kinds of accounts were not able to post new tweets but had the option to reply and retweet.

The Bitcoin address linked to the texts shows frequent activities hinting that some users may have been deceived by the scam. As per sources, the specific address has got a sum of $110,000.

Speaking on this Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared: “Tough day for us at Twitter. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.”

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