Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians & celebrities in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
Bogus tweets posted on from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West
The fake tweets tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.
The company immediately locked down the affected accounts and removed the tweets posted by the attackers. It also temporarily blocked verified users from tweeting while the company investigated the issue.
The Bitcoin account mentioned in the fake tweets had received almost 12.9 bitcoins, an amount currently valued at slightly more than $114,000.