Twitter hacked: Rich elite targeted by 'world's worst' cyber attack

Twitter hacked: Rich elite targeted by 'world's worst' cyber attack

- In what has been dubbed one of the worst social media hacks yet, the world's richest were targeted by a Twitter security breach

- Among those targeted were Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk along with countless prominent US politicians

- The hackers requested Bitcoin donations from verified social media accounts belonging to the celebrities

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Social media platform Twitter has been hit by a seemingly unprecedented cyberattack which targeted the accounts of some of the world's richest individuals.

To name a few, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates along with Barack Obama, Kanye West and even Joe Biden were hit by hackers.

The attackers requested donations in an apparent Bitcoin scam, encouraging followers to hand over money.

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The BBC reports that one example of the attempt to swindle social media users was posted on Gates' account:

"Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time. You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000."
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Hackers targeted the accounts of the global elite in an attempt to secure cryptocurrency. Image: Bezos, Gates, Musk
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The tweets were deleted shortly after they were initially posted, with Twitter scurrying to block verified accounts from posting altogether.

Reuters reports that Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of cyber-security firm CrowdStrike, has labelled the incident as one of the worst in history:

"This appears to be the worst hack of a major social media platform yet."

Twitter confirmed that it is currently investigating the security breach and would be issuing a statement on the situation shortly.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh a Black man named Clarence Moses-EL was declared guilty in 1988 and sentenced to 48 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman after the lady saw his face in a dream.

In a report gathered by Face2FaceAfrica.com and sighted by YEN.com.gh, the infamous event occurred during a summer night in 1987.

A woman in Denver, Colorado, who had a drink out with three men, was left partially blind and in her attempt to recount who was responsible, described Clarence.

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