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Hackers target billionaires including Bill Gates on Twitter

16 July 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Hackers have targeted billionaires including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates on Twitter in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

The official accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Kanye West also asked for donations in the cryptocurrency.

A massive hack in the form of a bitcoin scam hit verified accounts across Twitter including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk etc.

The social media platform was inundated with fake tweets that offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.

“Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened,” tweeted CEO Jack Dorsey late on Wednesday.

“We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened,” said Dorsey.

Earlier, Twitter took the extraordinary step of stopping many verified accounts marked with blue ticks from tweeting altogether.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Publish Date : 16 July 2020 13:49 PM

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