Scammers Hijacked High-Profile Twitter Accounts


Twitter said it works to repair a “security incident” after Wednesday scammers hacked high-profile accounts to dupe people out of money.

“We’re aware of a security incident affecting Twitter accounts,” the messaging platform said in a tweet.

“We are reviewing and taking action to resolve it. We are going to update everyone soon.”

Apple, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ official Twitter accounts have posted messages seeking to convince people to send cryptocurrency bitcoin in a huge scam.

The list of hacked accounts grew rapidly to include Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Uber, co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, Bitcoin specialty firms and many others as well.

Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Cybers Guards. Prior to that, She was responsible for leading its Cyber Security Practice and Cyber Security Operations Center, which provided managed security services.