Source: NBC News
Suspected bitcoin scammers appeared to launch a wide-ranging attack on major Twitter accounts on Wednesday in an attempt to get people to transfer cryptocurrency, taking over accounts belonging to some of the world’s wealthiest corporations and people, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
A tweet typical of the attack sent from the account of Bill Gates, the software mogul and the world’s second-wealthiest person, promised to double all payments sent to his bitcoin address for the next 30 minutes. The bitcoin address linked in the tweets was quickly inundated with transfers totaling more than $100,000.
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