Elon Musk’s Twitter hacked, along with several other high profile accounts

Elon Musk on his phone

Twitter accounts belonging to several high profile individuals and companies were hacked this afternoon, in an attempt to get people to send Bitcoin to the hacker’s accounts.

Among those accounts compromised so far include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, Kanye West, Barack Obama, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, and several others.

The tweets, which have since been deleted, attempt to lure unsuspecting individuals by claiming that however much someone sends in Bitcoin, they will receive double the amount in return.

Musk hacked tweet

It appears that the hackers have so far been successful in potentially receiving millions of dollars in the scam.

Twitter is now aware of the issue, and posted an announcement through the official Twitter Support account that they are looking into it. Unfortunately, that tweet came well over an hour after the first fraudulent tweets were sent out.

The market responded to the news of the hack with shares of Twitter down nearly 5% in after-hours trading.

Twitter stock July 15

Developing story, check back for updates…

Featured image via Business Insider

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