Gates, Musk, Bezos hacked: Hackers gained¬†access¬†to the Twitter accounts of¬†Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and many others, on Wednesday afternoon, to carry out a¬†cryptocurrency¬†scam.¬†Other accounts that were breached belong to¬†Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Apple, Uber, and Square’s CashApp.

The first Twitter statement about the incident was:

Hours later, the platform provided more details about the “coordinated¬†social engineering¬†attack¬†by individuals who successfully targeted some of the¬†employees by¬†gaining access to internal¬†systems¬†and¬†tools¬†.”

The following tweet was posted from Bill Gates’ account, but was later deleted. The same tweet appeared a little later.

Gates, Musk, Bezos hacked
Gates, Musk, Bezos hacked

“We can confirm that this tweet was not sent by Bill Gates,” said a spokesman for the American businessman and co-founder of¬†Microsoft¬†.¬†“This seems to be part of a bigger issue facing Twitter.¬†“Twitter is aware of the situation and is working to restore the account.”

A similar tweet by Elon Musk also appeared and was deleted before another one appeared shortly after.

Gates, Musk, Bezos hacked Twitter

The accounts of Biden , Obama and Bezos were also breached in the context of cryptocurrency fraud.

Following are the tweets from the Apple and Uber accounts :

Twitter
Twitter

Following the incident, Uber responded:

According to the data, more than $ 100,000 has been channeled to the bitcoin address included in the tweets.

Even people who have applied two-factor authentication have reported that their accounts have been compromised.

This is not the first time that cybercriminals have broken into the accounts of celebrities to commit a cryptocurrency scam. Elon Musk and Bill Gates have been attacked again.

According to a new update, Twitter has disabled accounts to deal with the incident.

Originally tweeted by Andrew Mulholland (@itwasntandy) on July 15, 2020.

Note that the fake tweets from the victims’ accounts appeared around the same time.

In total, the accounts that were violated (according to the first data) belong to:

  • Bill Gates
  • Elon Musk
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Joe Biden
  • Barack Obama
  • Mike Bloomberg
  • Warren Buffet
  • Apple
  • Kanye West
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Floyd Mayweather
  • Uber
  • CoinDesk
  • Binance
  • Bitcoin
  • Gemini

Also Read: Who Hacked Amazon Owner? : Jeff Bezos

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