Twitter Hack : Apple's First Tweet Turns Out To Be A Scam

On Wednesday many of verified Twitter accounts of celebrities and influential personalities were hacked. Twitter Account of Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Elon Musk to name a few was hacked by scammers. Company accounts of Uber and Apple also were hacked leading to Twitter blocking some of the verified accounts to tweet as a precautionary measure. 

Twitter Hack : Apple's First
Twitter Hack : Apple's First

Apple's company twitter account was hacked as well. And the first ever tweet by the company was in fact a scam. In the forged tweet it was mentioned how the company supports Bitcoin and how it will send double Bitcoins to people sending Bitcoins to them. Apple surely never thought that the very frst tweet by the mobile pjone giant will be a scam and that it will have to be deleted. The tweet was obviously deleted from the account. 

However, the very first scam was done with Elon Musk's twitter account. Soon followed by Apple
Verified accounts of Bill Gates was also attacked by the hackers. It was also observed that a tweet asking for $1000 was made from both Musk's and Gates's account. The tweet mentioned to send the amount to a Bitcoin address and that a double amount of $2000 will be sent back to the providers. 

Bill Gates
Bill Gates

The hack soon came to light and pointed out by twitter and hence, few verified accounts were prevented from tweeting for a while. 

Written by : Rachana Purohit

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