Apple, Biden, Gates – Hackers take over high-profile Twitter accounts to spread Bitcoin scam

HAPPENING NOW: Hackers took over dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts and used them to post tweets urging people to send thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency, directing users to a Bitcoin scam.

Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, Apple and many others had their accounts compromised.

The scam directs the account’s followers to send a certain number of Bitcoin to a blockchain address.

The blockchain address associated with the hacked tweets appears to have racked up over $8 million in Bitcoin within an hour of the tweets being posted.

“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,” Twitter tweeted.