Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk… Who is next? Donald Trump?
Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos have been hacked as part of a widespread bitcoin giveaway scam.
Musk posted multiple tweets Wednesday afternoon containing what claimed to be his bitcoin address, saying he was “feeling generous because of COVID-19.” Gates’ account sent a nearly identical tweet minutes later, followed by Bezos.
Musk’s, Gates’, and Bezos’ accounts aren’t the only one that have been compromised. Several high-profile financial services and crypto exchange accounts, such as Cash App, Ripple, Binance, and Coinbase, were affected on Wednesday as well. According to CoinDesk, the attackers hacked Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, after he attempted to warn users of the scam. Several of the entities that were hacked, including CoinDesk, had multi-factor authentication turn on, the site reports.
Accounts for tech companies like Apple and Uber also appeared to be hacked as part of the same bitcoin scam. Those tweets have since been deleted.
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