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On Wednesday, high-profile Twitter accounts, including Apple, Gates, Obama, and others, were compromised. Reportedly, Twitter believes that the attack was a social engineering attack coordinated by people who successfully targeted employees of twitter who have access to internal systems and tools.

“We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools,” says Twitter.

Here’s a screenshot of the tweet:

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As soon as the crypto scam-related tweets started appearing online, twitter looked into the matter immediately! 

The tweets were removed within ten minutes, and accounts were taken into custody. The owners couldn’t ‘tweet’ or ‘change password’ for the time being. However, access was restored.

The pattern of all the tweets sent out was similar and followed the same procedure. Space X’s owner, Elon Musk’s account, was also part of the scam that took place on Wednesday.

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The matter is still under investigation!

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet account also became part of the scam as it was compromised

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The tweet also appeared on the reality tv star, Kim Kardashian West’s account. 

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Scammers sometimes seed their scams to showcase authenticity, a tweet said:

Elon Musk Is Selling ‘Short Shorts’ & Twitter Can’t Handle It! Read the full story here: 

Elon Musk Is Selling ‘Short Shorts’ & Twitter Can’t Handle It!

Someone out there just became a billionaire within ten minutes! 2020 is the worst year for all of us, and now for Twitter too.

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