Bitcoin Twitter scam: High profile accounts such as Barack Obama, Kanye West and Bill Gates hacked

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The Twitter accounts of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama were among those hacked in what appeared to be a major cryptocurrency scam.

Official accounts on the same social media platform, including those for Joe Biden, Apple, Uber and billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, were also targeted.

They were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday evening and a scammers’ message posted encouraging users to send 1,000 dollars (£794) to a Bitcoin address.

In return, users were promised that their money will be doubled and returned to them.

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/twitter-accounts-of-elon-musk-and-bill-gates-hack-bitcoin-scam-a4499606.html

Comments

Clare Vickers says:

Fantastic news

LaughterVanguard says:

Just delete Twitter. We'd all be alot happier.

Rick Pound says:

So what.. they r bs accounts, we have all the relevant info already, you all stay safe.

supertuna says:

Not exactly shocked by this "news"

acid3129 says:

RIP the dumbass who sent 40.000

Meaza YeGeta says:

Trump could potentially be behind this hack particularly Obama's one

H L says:

Why is this news?

0987654321ab1 says:

What goes round comes round obummer you like hacking otheres just like you did to trump campaign it’s pay back

icantfindausernamehe says:

Someone who the Jews don't like must have recently invested in Bitcoin.

G88 RoM says:

High profile??? LoL ho actually cares about them greedy ones?:)

TomHud says:

the gullible got scammed – no real loss is it

ZIGZAG Gaming says:

Mr Beast got hacked aswell

Entropy Generator says:

This had nothing to do with BC
Wars are fought quite differently these days.

BEAR DRAGON says:

ONLY A STUPID CAN EXPECT SOMETHING GOOD COMING FROM THE DIRTIEST SIDE OF THE PLANET

Gloria Jésus says:

Obama himself is a hacker, he scam the Trump campaign 2016 elections. I don’t see a big deal about Obamagate twitter account being hijack.

sutats says:

Wow! That's some next level stuff. Could've started a war.

Dunc Thomas says:

Nice. Cheers guys.

MarkyW says:

Haha hack the people that matter not everyday folk

Nerijas says:

Russian hackers are the best 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️👍

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