Twitter Hack Snags Obama, Biden, Bill Gates Accounts in Bitcoin Scam
The Twitter accounts of some of the U.S.’s most prominent political and business leaders, from Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, were hacked Wednesday afternoon in an apparent effort to promote a Bitcoin scam.
The attacks were stunning in scope and almost certainly coordinated. Others whose Twitter accounts appeared to be hacked included Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Uber Technologies Inc., Apple Inc. and Michael Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP.
The accounts sent out tweets promising to double the money of anyone sending funds via Bitcoin within 30 minutes.
The scam twit goes thus;
Feeling greatful,doubling all payments send to my BTC address!You send $1000 i send back $2000! Only doing this for 30
and including the bitcoin address