The Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and many other high-profile people and companies became pawns Wednesday in one of the most visible cyberscams in the internet’s history.
“Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time,” a tweet from Mr. Gates’ account said. “You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000.”
Twitter through its support account assures the users of its support to investigate the incident. “We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.”
shortly after the attack began Twitter moved to prevent holders of verified accounts from tweeting. however Non-verified accounts could still tweet.
“You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident,” Twitter’s support account said, also adding that “some other account functionalities” would also be limited.
However, Twitter support announced that the majority of accounts had been restored to full functionality.
“Most accounts should be able to Tweet again. As we continue working on a fix, this functionality may come and go.” Twitter said. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”