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Twitter puts verified accounts on LOCKDOWN after massive hack hits billionaires, politicians & celebrities

Posted On: Jul 15, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

Twitter puts verified accounts on LOCKDOWN after massive hack hits billionaires, politicians & celebrities

Twitter has frozen its verified user accounts following what may be the largest security breach in the company's history, seeing a wave of high-profile figures swept up in an apparent bitcoin scam.
While the platform acknowledged the series of hacks on Wednesday afternoon, saying it was investigating the incident, another missive posted by the company soon after informed users they may be unable to Tweet or reset their passwords as it tried to address the issue.
You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident. - Twitter Support July 15, 2020
Some accounts, including RT's own verified handle, have received error messages when attempting to post, with the platform warning it had detected "automated" or “malicious” activity.
Wednesday's hacks swept up a spate of famous public figures, including billionaires, celebrities and politicians.
The accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, among others, were hijacked in what...

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