‘Unprecedented’ Twitter Hack Ensnares Joe Biden, Kanye West and Others in Bitcoin Scam

‘Unprecedented’ Twitter Hack Ensnares Joe Biden, Kanye West and Others in Bitcoin Scam 1
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At least a dozen Twitter accounts belonging to the world’s most wealthy and influential people were taken over Wednesday in an unprecedented attack on the platform designed to promote a suspected cryptocurrency scam. The culprits, as yet, are unknown.

Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Wiz Khalifa, and even Kim Kardashian West saw their accounts tell hundreds of millions of followers to send Bitcoin money to a certain wallet address if they wanted to see their money doubled in a giveaway of up to $10 million.

“I am giving back to my fans. All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. I am only doing a maximum of $10,000,000. bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh. Only going on for 30 minutes!” the tweets read. Musk’s account, which has been the victim of imitators hawking Bitcoin wallets before, sent three tweets promoting this one and replied once to Bill Gates.

Read more at The Daily Beast.