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Twitter hack hits Obama, Biden, Musk in Bitcoin scam; stock sinks

Others whose Twitter accounts were caught up in the security incident included Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Uber Technologies Inc, Apple, and Michael Bloomberg

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As the hack unfolded, verified accounts suddenly lost the ability to post new tweets

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The Twitter accounts of some of the most prominent US political and business leaders, from Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett, were hacked on Wednesday in an apparent effort to promote a Bitcoin scam.

Others whose Twitter accounts were caught up in the security incident included Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Uber Technologies Inc, Apple, and Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg LP. The accounts sent out tweets promising to double the money of anyone sending funds via Bitcoin within 30 minutes.

As the hack unfolded, verified accounts suddenly lost the ability to post new tweets.

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First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 2:07 AM IST

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