Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2020

Twitter batch slides after-hours amid hasten to enclose high-profile comment hacks

Twitter’s batch slid as most as 4% in after-hours trade as a association attempted to hit down hackers that had taken over a accounts of mixed high-profile users.

Accounts belonging to Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, Apple and many others had their accounts compromised Wednesday afternoon, all posting tweets directing users to a Bitcoin scam. The fraud leads a account’s supporters to send a certain series of Bitcoin to a blockchain address.

A Twitter orator told TechCrunch a association was “looking into” a matter though didn’t immediately comment.

By a time of publication, a blockchain residence compared with a hacked tweets had amassed some-more than $100,000 value of Bitcoin.

Many high-profile Twitter accounts concurrently hacked to widespread cryptocurrency scam

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