Twitter accounts of well-known figures and companies have been seemingly hacked by an unknown user, asking followers of the accounts to send funds to a Bitcoin account.
Among those apparently hacked were Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former President Barack Hussein Obama.
“I am giving back to the community. All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes,” the message read on the hacked accounts.
The accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Apple, Uber, CashApp, and more are also among the victims of the hack.
Twitter Support tweeted: “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.”
The bitcoin address linked in the tweets has racked up at least $100,000, according to NBC News, citing a public register of bitcoin transactions.
Obama’s personal Twitter account Wednesday afternoon:
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) July 15, 2020
Bill Gates and Elon Musk’s account screenshots:
Serious, ongoing cyberattack on Twitter right now. pic.twitter.com/7O6f6qS9OR
— Ryan Calo (@rcalo) July 15, 2020