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Twitter Confirms ‘Security Incident’ Involving Hacked Accounts



Twitter says it is working to fix a “security incident” after scammers hijacked high-profile accounts on Wednesday to dupe people out of money.

“We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter,” the messaging platform said in a tweet.

“We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.”

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The official Twitter accounts of Apple, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos posted messages attempting to convince people into sending cryptocurrency bitcoin in a massive scam.

The list of hacked accounts grew rapidly to also include Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Uber, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, bitcoin speciality firms and many others.

Credit: AFP

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