Approximately 130 of the largest accounts on the social network Twitter have been hacked in the past week. Some of the effected accounts were that of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Barack Obama just to name a few.
Earlier, Twitter warned that, as part of the fight against large-scale hacking, it blocks all accounts that tried to change their password within 30 days. However, the company does not have data that the passwords were really stolen.
It is noted that the company’s specialists work with account owners who have suffered from hacker attacks and will continue to investigate for several days. Twitter wants to establish whether hackers were able to gain access to “non-public information”.
The company also emphasized that while the investigation is underway, the download of Twitter data will still be paused.
Among the victims of the hacking were former US Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, billionaires Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffet, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, rapper Kanye West, Apple , Uber and others. The authors of the messages in the hacked accounts promised to return the bitcoins sent to them within 30 minutes in double size.