Apple’s official Twitter account was hacked this afternoon as part of a broader Twitter deal. Official @ Apple account hacked one of many high-profile accounts this afternoon as part of the Bitcoin scheme
Update: Twitter seems to have disabled the ability to tweet for verified accounts in the wake of this compromise.
The tweet has already been deleted but can be seen in the screenshot above. It was for about 5 minutes. Notably, it represented the tweet for the first time from the official Apple account, with Apple only using its Twitter account to run promotional content.
This hack probably affected some kind of Twitter-level compromise and countless high-level executives and brands. In addition to Apple, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Uber, Kanye West and many more have been compromised on their Twitter accounts.
Notable Twitter accounts affected by this compromise include:
- Joe Biden
- Elon Musk
- Jeff Bezos
- Bill Gates
- Mike Bloomberg
- Kanye West
- Floyd Mayweather
- Cash app
- Warren Buffett
- Barack Obama
Read Apple’s tweet:
We are giving back to our community. We support Bitcoin and we believe you should too!
All bitcoins sent to our address below will be doubled! Just going for the next 30 minutes.
All tweets from each account are very integrated. The pitch is that any payment sent to a bitcoin address involving a brand or individual will be doubled. Many accounts were using two-factor authentication, according to a report from Queensdesk.
Apple tweets were quickly deleted and have not yet been reposted, tweets continue to be sent and finally deleted to Elon Musk’s account. In fact, a recent tweet from Kastur’s account claimed that the Tesla CEO sent $ 45,000 as part of the pledge.
So far, the scheme seems to have earned well over বি 100,000 in Bitcoin. This number continues to grow rapidly and tweets from high-profile accounts continue.
A spokesman for Bill Gates said in a statement:
“We can confirm that this tweet was not sent by Bill Gates. This seems to be part of the larger problem that Twitter is facing. Twitter is aware and working to restore the account. “
Twitter issued the following statement:
We are aware of any security incidents affecting Twitter accounts. We are investigating and taking steps to resolve it. We will update everyone soon.
More to come.
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