Over $55,000 has been paid after Twitter accounts of Bezos, Gates, Musk, Obama, and Others were hacked in a Cryptocurrency Scam.
While some of the scam tweets were taken down by Twitter, subsequent tweets followed that read, “Feeling grateful doubling all payments sent to my BTC address! You send $1,000, I send back $2,000! Only doing this for the next 30 minutes.”
The BTC address of all the tweets from the hacked accounts was the same including on the tweets by the Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. While Gemini claimed that its account was protected by two-factor authentication and the company used a strong password, the account was hacked into by the spammers that earned more than $55,000.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, stated that his team mates were working hard to make things right, and will will share everything they can when they have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.
The Hackers gained access to the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and many others on Wednesday evening in an apparent cryptocurrency giveaway scam. Other accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Apple, Uber, and Square’s CashApp were also hacked.