Twitter confirms accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, others have been hacked

Twitter Inc., has just confirmed that the verified accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, other popular people have been hacked.

In a statement, Twitter said:

“We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.”

Few hours ago, Twitter accounts of Uber and Apple, following those of Bill Gates and Elon Musk, were hacked in a Bitcoin scam.

Both accounts are continuing to post new tweets promoting the scam almost as fast as they are deleted.

Shortly after the initial wave of tweets, the accounts of Apple, Uber, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and hip-hop mogul Kanye West have also been compromised and are promoting the show widespread the operation is, but it appears to be affecting major companies and extremely high-profile individuals, suggesting that someone has either found a severe security loophole in Twitter’s login process or has gained access to a Twitter employee’s admin privileges.