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Twitter Accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Bill Gates and many others hacked

The compromised prominent handles posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.

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Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Apple, and many other prominent celebrities were hacked on Wednesday.

The other hacked accounts include reality star Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Mike Bloomberg handles.

The hacked handles posted similar tweets requesting donations via Bitcoin to their verified profiles on Wednesday, to promote a bitcoin scam.

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A now-deleted tweet from Elon Musk’s verified Twitter account promoted a Bitcoin giveaway scam on Wednesday afternoon.


Elon Musk's verified Twitter account

As well as the tweet from former US president Barak Obama’s account:

obama tweets

While looking into the matter, in a tweet, Twitter’s support account said: “We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.”

Furthermore, Twitter apparently moved to prevent holders of verified accounts from tweeting. 

The sheer number of prominent accounts compromised at the same time has made it arguably the biggest security incident in Twitter’s history.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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