SAN FRANCISCO – You may not be able to use your Twitter account. Twitter is trying to get to the bottom of a major hack that happened to some big names on Wednesday.
Prominent Twitter accounts including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Elon Musk were hacked in an apparent cryptocurrency scam.
The accounts of Kanye West, Warren Buffett, Mike Bloomberg and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos had similar tweets asking for donations via Bitcoin.
We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2020
This could be Twitter's biggest hack because of the big names associated with the compromised accounts.
Within minutes of the tweets being posted, a bitcoin account that appeared in some of the accounts showed more than 300 transactions for a total balance of more than $57,000, according to CNN Business.
Twitter stated Wednesday: “You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident.”