Crypto scammers hack Twitter accounts of Biden, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye and Many More

Crypto scammers have hacked the accounts of several high profile individuals including Joe Biden, Obama, Kanye West, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates.

Twitter support is apparently aware of the issue and 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.”

Per NYMag, The hack is a significant breach of a major tech company’s privacy systems, and expanded beyond its initial wave of billionaires, cryptocurrency figures, and politicians to include influencers (MrBeast), major companies (Apple, Cash App, Wendy’s), athletes (Floyd Mayweather), and joke accounts (God). According to several tech reporters following the breach, the plan appears to be working:

Yahoo reports Hackers promoting crypto scams took over a number of high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday, including Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk, who has been a frequent target of would-be crypto scammers. Joe Biden’s account was also briefly taken over, as was Barack Obama’s. Accounts belonging to Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Jeff Bezos and a number of other celebrities and public figures were also hit.

The source of the attack wasn’t immediately clear, but the hackers targeted a wide range of influential accounts with the scam, which aimed to trick users into sending Bitcoin to the hackers.

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Joe Biden’s Twitter hacked.
Apple twitter account hacked

The attacks appeared to be coordinated, with similar messages shared on multiple accounts. Musk’s account later referenced tweets from Gates. “Me and my brother Bill Gates are returning the favor today! Stay safe out there!”

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Bill Gates’ twitter account hacked
Jeff Bezos’ twitter hacked