Verified Twitter Accounts Belonging to Celebrities Get Hacked
Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were hacked. Twitter said it believes to be an attack on some of its employees with access to the company's internal tools.
- The accounts, along with those of former President Barack Obama, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg, posted similar tweets soliciting donations via Bitcoin to their verified profiles.
- Scammers said they’d double any bitcoin sent to an address, and the ploy was so simple it just did work. The address linked to the scam received more than $103,000 worth of bitcoin, CoinDesk reported.
Twitter’s Response: CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, “Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.” Twitter stock fell 3% after hours.