On July 15th, multiple verified Twitter accounts associated with public figures and companiesand tweeted out a bitcoin scam. Several accounts impacted by the breach include Apple, President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, rapper Kanye West, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and Uber.
The takeovers lasted more than two hours, and Twitter took extreme measures to prevent other verified accounts from being compromised, such asand .
Twitter is continuing to look into the incident, and the, so there’s sure to be more news about the unprecedented attack on the social media platform. Follow along with all of the latest updates in our StoryStream below.