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Apple, Elon Musk, Cash App & other major Twitter accounts hacked in crypto scam

Jul 15, 2020

Apple, Elon Musk, Cash App & other major Twitter accounts hacked in crypto scam

It’s a scam: Hackers obtained access to a number of high-profile Twitter accounts on Wednesday afternoon, including the likes of Elon Musk, Ripple, Cash App and more.


  • The tweets claimed donations to certain crypto addresses would be doubled
  • It’s unclear how such high-profile accounts were compromised, but the attack appears to be coordinated
  • Accounts affected: @apple, @elonmusk, @ripple, @cashapp, @billgates, @coinbase, @binance, @gemini, @coindesk, @jeffbezos, @kanyewest, @joebiden

Our take: Whatever you do, do not send any digital currency to giveaway addresses you find online. Think of this phrase next time you see a tweet like this: “If something seems to good to be true, it probably is.”