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Twitter suspends all verified accounts after prominent users hacked – Dublin Live

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Twitter has suspended all verified accounts after a number of prominent users appeared to be hacked this evening.

The accounts of the likes of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Kanye West all appear to have been targeted in the attack.

Tweets sent from the accounts promised to double all payments to a Bitcoin address for the next 30 minutes.

A tweet sent from Gates’ account read: “Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time.”

Twitter Support said they were aware of the incident and are investigating it.

They tweeted an hour ago: “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.”

A further tweet sent half an hour ago added: “You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident.”

“We can confirm that this tweet was not sent by Bill Gates,” a spokesperson for the Microsoft founder told CNN Business.

“This appears to be part of a larger issue that Twitter is facing. Twitter is aware and working to restore the account.”

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