A number of major Twitter (TWTR.N) accounts, including the official accounts of billionaires Bill Gates and Elon Musk and Silicon Valley giants Apple and Uber, were apparently hacked on Wednesday, with affected accounts seeking bitcoin donations.
Many of the tweets were swiftly deleted.
Twitter said in an email that it was looking into the matter and would issue a statement shortly.
Tesla was not immediately available for comment.
Here’s what we know so far:
- – Hundreds affected, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Wiz Khalifa, Apple, Uber, Jeff Bezos
- – Tweets urge people to send money to a Bitcoin address
- – More than $113,000 has been sent so far
- – Twitter: “We are investigating and taking steps to fix it”
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