Kim Kardashian is one of a number of celebrities who have had their Twitter accounts hacked in an attempt to steal bitcoin funds from followers.
Last night a tweet appeared on Kim Kardashian's account saying, "Feeling nice! All BTC [bitcoin] sent to my [sic] will be sent back doubled, enjoy," alongside a link to donate. The tweet was quickly deleted, but by then it had already appeared on the accounts of numerous other celebrities including Kanye West, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Barack Obama.
Corporate accounts such as Uber and Apple were also hacked and similar tweets appeared on their feeds, which they have since confirmed to be fake.
According to The Washington Post the scam involves enticing followers to send cryptocurrency to a specific bitcoin address with the false promise that bitcoin currency will be returned.
As a result of the hack Twitter has blocked all blue tick accounts until the the security issue has been resolved.
In response to the issue the Twitter Support account tweeted last night, "We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter," the tweet read. "We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly."
The tweet continued, "We’re continuing to limit the ability to Tweet, reset your password, and some other account functionalities while we look into this. Thanks for your patience,” the support team added."
Twitter has yet to confirm how the security breach and who is responsible for the hack.
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