Wednesday 15 July 2020

Apple, Biden, Musk and other high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in crypto scam

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A number of high-profile Twitter  accounts were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers who used the accounts — some with millions of followers — to spread a cryptocurrency scam.

Apple, Elon Musk and Joe Biden were among the accounts compromised in a broadly targeted hack that remained mysterious hours after taking place. Those accounts and many others posted a message promoting the address of a bitcoin wallet with the claim that the amount of any payments made to the address would be doubled and sent back — a known cryptocurrency scam technique.

High-profile Twitter accounts simultaneously hacked to spread crypto scam – TechCrunch