Hackers Take Over High Profile Twitter Accounts in Bitcoin Scam
The bogus tweets offer to send $2,000 to those who send $1,000 to a Bitcoin address.
Accounts included Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Elon Musk.
After the hack, Twitter prevented verified accounts from tweeting altogether.
However, access to most verified accounts has been restored. The social media company said it was aware of the security incident.
And the FBI says it will be investigating.
We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2020