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Biden, Obama, tech moguls' Twitter accounts hacked in apparent bitcoin scam
As it happened on Wednesday, CBC reported that a series of high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked, with some of the platform's top voices — including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. president Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West, among many others — used to solicit digital currency. The attackers sent out tweets from the accounts of the public figures, offering to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous bitcoin address. While little was known about the hack that day, it was confirmed the affected accounts had tens of millions of followers and an estimated $100,000 of cryptocurrency was received.
The next day, the news outlet revealed the FBI was probing the high-profile Twitter hack.