Large Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among many top US figures targeted by hackers on Twitter in an apparent Bitcoin scam. The official accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Kanye West also requested donations in the cryptocurrency. Twitter said it was a “co-ordinated” attack targeting its employees “with access to internal systems and tools”.  “We know the hackers used this access to take control of many highly-visible accounts and Tweet on their behalf. It added that “significant steps” had been taken to limit access to internal systems and tools while the company’s investigation was ongoing.

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