Bill Gates & Elon Musk Twitter accounts Hacked by Currency Scam

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Bill Gates and Elon Musk
Bill Gates and Elon Musk Twitter

A tweet sent by Elon Musk’s account on Wednesday asked for Bitcoin and promised to “double all payments” sent to an address.

It’s likely a scam. It was deleted minutes after it was sent before a second tweet asking for bitcoin was posted from the same account and deleted again.

Musk’s tweet was one of scores of unusual tweets on Wednesday asking for bitcoin or from a bitcoin-related account. In addition to Musk, Bill Gates’ account also tweeted a request for bitcoin. Smaller accounts tended to link to an apparent phishing site called CryptoForHealth.

Cameron Winklevoss, the co-founder of cryptocurrency market Gemini, offered an explanation in a tweet: “ALL MAJOR CRYPTO TWITTER ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED.”

Elon Musk and Bill Gates Twitter on same Hacker
Elon Musk and Bill Gates Twitter on same Hacker

Tesla didn’t immediately reply to request for comment. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Source: cnbc.com

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