Online con artists hacked into the Twitter accounts of bigshots, politicians, and major companies in a bitcoin scam.

The sham tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to a bitcoin address posted by the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, and several tech billionaires, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Twitter immediately posted a statement that it was aware of a “security incident impacting accounts on Twitter” and is currently investigating the case and fix the issues.

The following fake tweets were all quickly deleted, but The Associated Press managed to capture screenshots of several before they disappeared.


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