Update: Joe Biden now too:

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The twitter accounts of two of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates and Elon Musk (and perhaps others) were hacked late on Wednesday, in what appears to be a version of a “Nigerian” bitcoin scam.

At 440pm ET, Musk tweeted the following:

Microsoft founder Bill Gates had a similar tweet.

As did Jeff Bezos:

Mike Bloomberg felt generous too:

Kanye was not spared either:

And for a few minutes, Apple was hacked too..

… before all of its tweets were promptly deleted.

Other, less prominent accounts also seemed to be hacked at around that time, including this one:

Amazingly, in just the few minutes that the hack was active, it appears that over 10 bitcoin, or over $100,000 was sent to the hacker’s address.

Naturally, it wasn’t clear who was behind the shocking password breach, but according to the Malware Tech blog, a Twitter employee with access to the user management panel was hacked.

Of course, this being twitter, it didn’t take long for humorous hot takes:

Twitter stock is down over 2% after hours as question swirl over just how easy it is to hack some of the world’s most important accounts.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6iW-8xPw3k

Needless to say, everyone is eagerly awaiting to see what Trump tweets next…


Via Zerohedge