Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos Twitter Account are being hacked by Bitcoin scammer, aiming to scam BTC holders
Suddenly a series of Twitter accounts of famous people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, … as well as major exchanges like Binance and Coinbase have been hacked. Even Bitcoin Twitter accounts have been hacked.
Elon Musk’s Twitter account, Bill Gates, was hacked, urging users to send Bitcoin to receive a double reward
In particular, hackers who hack into Musk’s account said he would donate double the amount of Bitcoin to someone who sent BTC to his wallet address (in the name of Elon Musk). Musk previously discussed cryptocurrencies on Twitter, revealing he owns 0.25 Bitcoin. Scammers used this to trick Bitcoin owners into sending irreversible transactions to his wallet.
Bill Gates’s account also suffered a similar situation. Besides, the original attackers focused on accounts originating from the cryptocurrency market. But then, they expanded their focus to technology leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, then to celebrities like Kanye West.
After ten minutes, the wallet address posted on Musk’s account contained 3.64 Bitcoin, worth $ 34,498 at the time of writing. Before Musk’s account was hacked, the wallet only received 0.6527 Bitcoin after being posted on the hacked accounts of many exchanges.
Many other accounts in the cryptocurrency market have been clearly compromised. This includes the most significant exchanges, like Binance and Coinbase. Thankfully, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) quickly alerted the community.
Shortly after the strange tweet from Binance account, Coinbase’s Twitter account posted the same tweet:
“We have partnered with CryptoForealth and will return 5,000 BTC to the community.”
The Twitter pages from Gemini, Kucoin, Tron Foundation, Bitfinex, and even the CoinDesk page show similar activity in the same time frame. Currently, attacks are ongoing, and it seems that the number of victims is increasing …
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