The twitter accounts of high some of the world’s most influential people and companies have been compromised in one of the most widespread hacks twitter has ever seen. These include the accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Uber, Apple, Square’s Cash App, the Winklevoss’ Gemini and others. The accounts were hacked to promote a bitcoin scam that appears to be earning the hackers millions of dollars. The hackers used the accounts to promise to double payments to any bitcoin account which sent them money.
The scam appears to have worked because unconfirmed transactions show that the scammers have gained thousands of dollars.
The scams appear to be part of a widespread hacking operation affecting multiple accounts. Below are screenshots of the scam