Twitter says 130 accounts targeted as part of bitcoin scam

From CNET: The Twitter accounts of 130 users were targeted as part of a bitcoin scam, the social media company said on Thursday, when attackers took over the accounts of prominent users including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos as part of a widespread hack.

"For a small subset of these accounts, the attackers were able to gain control of the accounts and then send Tweets from those accounts," wrote the Twitter Support account, without specifying how many accounts the attackers were able to control.

Although Twitter has faced the problem of cryptocurrency scams in the past, the size of Wednesday's attack is unusual, casting a spotlight on the potential security vulnerabilities of the popular social media platform.

Twitter declined a request for a full list of the targeted accounts in light of its ongoing investigation, where it's "continuing to assess whether non public data related to these accounts was compromised."

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