Twitter Account of Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Mask, Others Hacked In Coordinated Bitcoin Scam
Twitter account of Former United State of America (USA) President, Barack Obama, Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates has been hacked in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
The official accounts of former USA Vice President, Joe Biden and Renowned singer, Kanye West were also targeted in the coordinated cryptocurrency scam.
Most of the account affected which belong to top individuals in the USA had it that followers should send some amount of Bitcoin in order get double of the amount sent.
On Bill Gates’ account, the tweet reads; “Everyone is asking me to give back,”. “You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000.”
On the official account of Mr Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX chief appeared to offer to double any Bitcoin payment sent to the address of his digital wallet “for the next 30 minutes”. “I’m feeling generous because of Covid-19,” the tweet added, along with a Bitcoin link address.
“I am giving back to my community due to COVID-19. All Bitcoin sent my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1000, I will send back $2000”. The tweet on Obama’s account reads.
However Twitter has reacted to the breach in security saying that said it was a “co-ordinated” attack. It also says that it might be doing of some of its employees “with access to internal systems and tools”.
It further said that it know that the hackers used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf, but assured that “significant steps” had been taken to limit access to such internal systems and tools while the company’s investigation was ongoing.
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted: “Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened.”