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Somebody declaring to be Elon Musk began tweeting an obvious fraud to attract his faithful bootlickers to send bitcoin to a random cryptocurrency wallet. And almost similar tweets were coming from accounts of individuals like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Warren Buffett, every significant crypto-exchange, and Im quickly losing track of all of em.
The hackers appear to be using a variety of various wallets however the address being used on tweets from Musk and Gates has gotten around $59,000 worth of bitcoin so far.
This is undoubtedly the outcome of a Twitter hack the similarity which weve never ever seen prior to. A representative for the social media network told Gizmodo that they know the circumstance and will provide a declaration shortly, which they did right before publication.
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The unexpected flurry of activity seems to be relaxing down. Apple, for circumstances, is back to its typical standard of having zero tweets after it tweeted the rip-off just minutes back. The list of popular users who were affected continues to grow and now the fake screenshots are taking over so well probably never sort out all the individuals who were hit by the attack.
This is a continuous story and well continue upgrading this post as we get more information.
Update 645pm ET: Twitter, apparently in an effort to stave off the awkward hackfest, has actually blocked lots of validated accounts from tweeting, which is probably for the finest.
Apple, for circumstances, is back to its normal requirement of having no tweets after it tweeted the fraud simply minutes ago.
Somebody declaring to be Elon Musk began tweeting an obvious rip-off to attract his devoted bootlickers to send out bitcoin to a random cryptocurrency wallet. And almost identical tweets were coming from accounts of people like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Warren Buffett, every significant crypto-exchange, and Im rapidly losing track of all of em.