July 15, 2020

Twitter Accounts of Obama, Biden, Gates, Bezos, and Others Hacked

Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that high profile accounts were compromised and were posting malicious links, urging their followers to send $1,000 in Bitcoin to a specific address.

“We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly,” read a tweet posted on the company’s official account.

Among the high-profile Twitter accounts appear to have been hacked included former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Apple and Uber accounts.