(CMR) Social media platform, Twitter, is to release a statement after the accounts of several high-profile individuals got hacked in an alleged Bitcoin scam on Wednesday (July 15).
Some of the big names who were hacked include billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and rapper Kanye West.
The hackers used the Twitter account of the high profile names to solicit money, in particular, they encouraged followers to send cryptocurrency.
“Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time.You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000,” read a tweet from billionaire Bill Gate's account.
The tweets were deleted just minutes after they first were posted.