Seeing that many prominent Twitter accounts have been posting fraudulent cryptocurrency promotions over the last hour, it’s easy to determine that a giant Twitter hack is currently happening.
High profile accounts, personal or company-owned have been taken over in what will likely go down as the biggest data breach Twitter has ever seen. The accounts of Jeff Bezos, Uber, Kanye West, Apple, Wiz Khalifa, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and Bill Gates have all been taken over along with many others.
A thread of screenshots of the since-deleted tweets from famous accounts that are all running essentially the same message promising users the chance to double their money by donating to a Bitcoin address.
“We are giving back to our community. We support Bitcoin and we believe you should too! All Bitcoin sent to our address below will be sent back to you doubled! Only going on for the next 30 minutes” read Apple’s tweet. The hackers responsible for the scam have already received $100,000 in donations in the first forty minutes of his initial reporting.
As the attack is now deemed to be over, it seems to be directed at only high profile verified accounts. CEO of BitTorrent and founder of TRON, Justin Sun, has put a $1 million bounty on the hackers responsible.