Scammers Hack Obama, Bezos, Bill Gate Other Prominent Twitter Accounts, Asks for Bitcoin | CABLE REPORTERS

The Twitter accounts of several well-known figures and companies have apparently been compromised by an unknown hacker asking users to send funds to a Bitcoin account.

Among those apparently attacked were presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama. Apple also was apparently targeted.

Obama, with over 120 million followers, has more than any other person on the platform.

The accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Uber, CashApp and more are also among the victims of the hack.

Twitter Support tweeted, "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.

The company later added, "You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident."

The hashtag "#hacked" quickly rose to the top of trends on the site.

The apparent scam message asked users to send Bitcoin, which would then be doubled.

"I am giving back to the community. All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes," the message read on the hacked accounts.

The Department Of Homeland Security’s cyber arm, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, referred questions to Twitter and said it had no further comment.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., immediately warned people not to take part in the scam.

ABC News


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