23.7.2020 | celebrities’ accounts are hacked and used for Bitcoin scams
Twitter accounts of the rich and famous—including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden—were simultaneously hijacked on last Wednesday and used to push digitalcurrency scams
One of the wallet address used to receive the cryptocurrencies from the victims had received an estimate of 118,000 USD over a total of 356 transactions within 4 hours on Tuesday.
“I’m giving back to all my followers,” one of the deleted tweet from Musk’s account said. “I am doubling all payments sent to the Bitcoin address below. You send 0.1 BTC, I send 0.2 BTC back!” A tweet from the Bezos account said the same thing. “Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time,” a Gates tweet said. “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."
Other hijacked accounts belonged to Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg, Apple, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Wiz Khalifa, Warren Buffett, YouTube personality MrBeast, Wendy’s, Uber, CashApp, and a raft of cryptocurrency entrepreneurs.