Twitter Accounts Of Uber And Apple, Following Those Of Bill Gates And Elon Musk, Have Been Hacked In Bitcoin Scam

Suspected bitcoin scammers have hacked Twitter accounts of major corporations and famous people including Apple, Uber Bill Gates and Elon Musk on Wednesday in an attempt to get people to transfer cryptocurrency.Other accounts belonging to Coinbase, Binance, Gemini, Kraken, Binance’s CEO CZ, Gemini, Kucoin, Gate .io, Coindesk, Tron, Justin Sun and Charlee Lee all tweeted links to a site claiming to be giving away bitcoin — all you had to do was send a little its way, first.A tweet sent from the account of Gates, the software mogul and the world’s second-wealthiest person, promised to double all payments sent to his bitcoin address for the next 30 minutes.Cybersecurity news platform The Hacker News said the bitcoin account involved had already received nearly $100,000.The tweets were however deleted after several minutes.Twitter says it is investigating the issue, which Bloomberg reports to have caused 2.3% decline in post market.

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