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Twitter handles of Obama, Biden, Musk hacked to solicit digital currency

Twitter prevents at least some verified accounts from publishing messages after 'worst hack of a major social media platform'.

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Joseph Menn Raphael Satter & Katie Paul | Reuters  |  San Francisco 

A series of high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked on Wednesday, with some of the platform's top voices--including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West, among many others--used to solicit digital currency. Nearly two hours after the first wave of hacks, the cause of the breach had not yet been made public. In a sign of the seriousness of the problem, Twitter took the extraordinary step of preventing at least some verified accounts from publishing ...

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First Published: Thu, July 16 2020. 05:43 IST