The Twitter accounts of Billionaires, Bill Gates and Elon Musk were apparently hacked on Wednesday by scammers promoting crypto scams.
The attack also targeted accounts belonging to CoinDesk, Binance, Ripple, Gemini, and other figures who are well-known in the cryptocurrency world.
Some of the messages were removed soon after being posted, with executives of affected companies tweeting out warnings not to fall for the scams.
It is not clear how the hackers were able to gain access to top profile accounts, even the ones that are locked with 2FA.
Co-founder of Gemini, Cameron Winklevoss, whose company’s Twitter was also compromised by the hackers, said they are investigating the crime.