Celebs, billionaires, tech giants hacked in Twitter bitcoin scam

A number of high profile Twitter accounts in the United States have been hacked this morning.

The accounts of Bill Gates, Kanye and Elon Musk have all been tweeting out bizarre requests for bitcoin donations.

The accounts of Apple and Uber have reportedly also been targeted, as well as presidential candidate Joe Biden.


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“I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19! All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000!” one of the tweets reads.

IMAGE | Twitter screenshot @kanyewest

Many of the tweets have already been deleted.

Twitter has released a statement saying they’re looking into it.

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