Celeb Twitter Hack Reminds Us We’re All Vulnerable

Celeb Twitter Hack Reminds Us We’re All Vulnerable

Earlier this week, several prominent figures in the US had their Twitter accounts hacked. Among them were Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Michael Bloomberg, and Joe Biden. All the scams asked users to send bitcoin donations to help a cause. Obviously, coming from prominent figures like these, people are more likely to believe the scams a legitimate. Reportedly, Twitter users donated over $117,000 before the hack was discovered. This is just a quick reminder of how easy our accounts can be compromised online. If it can happen to Jeff Bezos, it can happen to you.

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