Twitter accounts of high profile people got hacked including Barak Obama and Bill Gates got hacked on wednesday.
Many high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday, with some of the platform`s top voices – including former U.S. President Barack Obama, television show star kim Kardashian , Billionaire Bill Gates, Elon musk and many others.
It came into attention when fake tweets offering $2000 for every $1,000 sent to a Bitcoin address from Bill Gates and Elon Musk’s accounts were spotted. The scammers then deleted the tweets and again shared fake tweets demanding the same. It was obvious that the tweets were fake and the Twitter Support Team came into action, stalling the activity of the accounts.
Twitter did not offer clarification but said in a statement that users “may be unable to tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident.”
A fake tweet from Elon Musk’s account read, “Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time. I am doubling all payments sent to my BTC address for the next 30 minutes. You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000. Only going on for 30 minutes! Enjoy!”
Similarly, a fake tweet from Bill Gates account read: “Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time. I am doubling all payments sent to my BTC address for the next 30 minutes. You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000. Only going on for 30 minutes! Enjoy!”
“This appears to be the worst hack of a major social media platform yet,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, the co-founder of cybersecurity company CrowdStrike.
Twitter accounts of high profile people got hacked which has created a trust issue to its users.
Bill gates twitter account-https://twitter.com/billgates?lang=en
Elon musk twitter account-https://twitter.com/elonmusk