The Twitter accounts of significant organizations and people have been compromised in one of the most widespread, confounding and puzzling hacks the organization has ever observed, all in administration of advancing a bitcoin scam that appears to be earning its creators quite a bit of money

On Wednesday , about a dozen or so significant Twitter accounts were undermined in a composed assault that defrauded clueless individuals out of a huge number of dollars in Bitcoin.

The event started at around 4PM Eastern time and went on for around two hours, during which bargained accounts with a huge number of supporters Tweeted different “feeling liberal” trick posts. This is when devotees are urged to send a measure of cash to a predetermined location with guarantee they would get twofold the sum back. Spoiler alert, no one gets cash back.

Messages were sent from the undermined records of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Cash App, Apple, Wiz Khalifa, Warren Buffet, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Barack Obama, MrBeast, Floyd Mayweather, and XXXTentacion. Indeed, even crypto records of Gemini, Coinbase, Biance, and Coindesk were influenced.

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Most if not every one of these accounts were Twitter confirmed, and between them they shared a huge number of supporters. Twitter acknowledged the assault under two hours after it started and offered the accompanying explanation.

Twitter then proceeded to temporarily shut down all verified accounts from sending Tweets to halt the attack.

Also Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises that it will offer a report of what happened once the Twitter team has a better understanding of the situation.

Twitter disclosed via a tweet that they detected what was a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of its employees with access to the internal systems and tools. This explains how some people with two-factor authentication enabled still got their accounts compromised.

According to tweet from Ryan Mac there were transactions going on in the wallet address provided by the scammers.