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Elon Musk, Joe Biden & Many More Hacked in Massive Twitter Security Breach

Elon Musk, Joe Biden & Many More Hacked in Massive Twitter Security Breach

Joe Biden and Elon Musk are among some of the many Twitter accounts that were hacked on Wednesday afternoon (July 15).

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Kanye West, and the official accounts for Apple, Uber and Bitcoin.org were hacked to promote a Bitcoin scam, Buzzfeed News confirmed.

Here’s more about the scam: “Since at least the start of 2018, scammers have created fake accounts mimicking Musk, President Donald Trump, and other celebrities to lure in unsuspecting individuals to send bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency with the promise that they’d have their money doubled or tripled in return.”

A rep for Twitter told the organization that the issue is being “looked into.”

Wiz Khalifa, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg were also affected, among others.

This time, the unknown hacker gained access to the stars’ real accounts, as opposed to creating fake accounts.

Unfortunately, it seems some already fell for the scam: “The bitcoin wallet address associated with the scam showed transactions on Wednesday afternoon suggesting more than $60,000 worth of the cryptocurrency had been deposited in the wallet. It’s unclear if that money was from actual unsuspecting individuals or from the scammer themselves,” Buzzfeed adds.

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