Over $100k Reportedly Stolen After Twitter Accounts Belonging To Kanye West, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, And Elon Musk Get Hacked And Used In Crypto Scam

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Tweets sent from hacked Twitter accounts of several prominent users on the social media app asking for Bitcoin and promising to “double all payments” sent to an address has become one of the biggest scams in social media history.

On Wednesday afternoon, several accounts including those of Apple, Uber, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West and several cryptocurrency-related companies appeared to have been hacked and sent out the message meant to scam people out of their money.

According to Casey Newton of the Verge over $100k has been reportedly stolen so far in the scam.

Twitter is currently looking into the issue.

Via Buzzfeed News

A Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the issue was “being looked into.” Tweets promoting the scam continued to persist across various verified accounts on Wednesday afternoon.

Update: It appears that Presidential candidate Joe Biden has also been hacked.

And now Barack Obama as well.