• The hackers who took over the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden and Elon Musk may have made off with as much as $120,000 worth of bitcoin - but we may never know for sure

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Hackers may have tricked Twitter users into giving them more than $120,000 after taking over dozens of high-profile accounts in a colossal scam that rocked the platform Wednesday.
    The scam began after hackers hijacked the accounts of prominent people and companies including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, and Kanye West.
    They tweeted links to bitcoin addresses and told people they would match their donations, and hundreds of people appeared to send money - though it may be impossible to confirm whether the transactions were legitimate.
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  • Biden, Gates, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

    27 days ago - By Stl Today

    Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies Wednesday in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
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  • Twitter Accounts Of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama Hit By Hackers

    Twitter Accounts Of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama Hit By Hackers

    27 days ago - By NPR

    Twitter confirms to NPR that it is investigating the coordinated hack, which attacked the accounts of some of the richest and most popular names on Twitter and may have reaped more than $100,000. (Image credit: Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images)
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  • Prominent Twitter accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Gates were hacked in an apparent bitcoin scam

    27 days ago - By Stl Today

    SAN FRANCISCO - Prominent Twitter accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Gates were hacked in an apparent bitcoin scam.
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  • Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Apple, appear to have been hacked in a colossal bitcoin scam: here's the full list

    Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Apple, appear to have been hacked in a colossal bitcoin scam: here's the full list

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked Wednesday as part of an elaborate bitcoin scam.
    Accounts belonging to billionaires, music artists, politicians, and tech founders and startups were all hacked. After more than an hour of bitcoin scams coming from large accounts, Twitter appeared to temporarily disable verified accounts from posting to the site as it looked into the issue.
    "We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter," the company wrote on Twitter. "We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly."
    Here are the all the...
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  • Gates, Musk and Other Top Tech Figures Get Twitter Accounts Hacked

    27 days ago - By NY Times

    The accounts tweeted that they would double payments in bitcoin sent to a certain cryptocurrency wallet.
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  • Bitcoin scammers seize Twitter accounts from Bezos, Biden, Obama, and others in sprawling attack

    27 days ago - By Fast Company

    A wide range of high-profile Twitter accounts were apparently hacked, sending out scam messages urging readers to send bitcoin.
    A far-reaching apparent hack on Twitter today affected a Who's Who of the platform's most popular users, leading to scam tweets being posted by accounts ranging from tech titans like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to celebrities like Kanye West. Even corporate accounts from Apple and Uber were targeted and temporarily taken over.
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  • A massive hack is taking over Twitter, and you should probably log out of your account if you're active on multiple devices. Here's how

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    A widespread Twitter scam has hacked into dozens of high-profile accounts, including that of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
    A Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that it's "looking into this," but in the meantime, it's unclear which accounts hackers still have planned to target.
    As a precaution, it might be a good idea to log out of Twitter if you have multiple open sessions. Here's how to do that.
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    Hackers behind a cryptocurrency scam took over the Twitter accounts of multiple high-profile individuals on...
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  • Obama, Biden, Gates Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

    27 days ago - By Chron

    Con artists on Wednesday apparently hacked into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians and major companies in an apparent bitcoin scam.
    The ruse included bogus tweets from Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The fake tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to a bitcoin address.
    Twitter didn't immediately respond to requests for comment
    Bezos, Gates and Musk are among the 10 richest people in the world, with tens of millions of followers...
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  • Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Uber, and Apple among dozens of Twitter accounts hacked

    Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Uber, and Apple among dozens of Twitter accounts hacked

    27 days ago - By Fortune

    Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked Wednesday afternoon, including those of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former Vice President Joe Biden, musician Kanye West, Apple , and Uber. The accounts were used to tweet a familiar cryptocurrency scam, which appears to have successfully netted more than $100,000 in the space of a few hours.
    The breadth of the hack has led to speculation that it may have been accomplished using internal Twitter tools, which would mark a major security failure on Twitter's part. Fortune has contacted...
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  • Former President Barack Obama's Twitter account hacked as part of a cryptocurrency scam

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Former President Barack Obama's Twitter account appeared to have been hacked on Wednesday.
    Obama was one of several high-profile figures whose accounts seemed to be infiltrated by cryptocurrency scammers.
    "I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19!" said the tweet from Obama's account, which has since been deleted. "All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000!"
    Former Vice President Joe Biden and the billionaires Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mike Bloomberg, and Warren Buffett were also apparently hacked, as was the rapper...
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  • Billionaires and corporate accounts targeted in Twitter hack

    27 days ago - By Washington Post

    Elon Musk's and Bill Gates' Twitter accounts both posted tweets about Bitcoin deals.
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  • Joe Biden, Elon Musk Twitter Accounts Among Dozens Hacked In Bitcoin Scam

    27 days ago - By Forbes

    The tweets asked users to donate to a bitcoin wallet and receive a 2x return.
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  • Joe Biden's Twitter account hacked as part of a cryptocurrency scam

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Former Vice President Joe Biden's Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday as part of a cryptocurrency scam.
    "I am giving back to the community," said a tweet posted to Biden's account that has since been deleted. "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."
    Biden was one of several high-profile figures whose accounts appeared to have been hacked. Others included Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg, and the rapper Kanye West.
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