Several Twitter accounts of popular personalities like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden and more were comprised in one of the biggest online successful hackings on Wednesday.
The hackers hacked into the accounts of famous personalities and posted fake tweets that offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.
As the hack happened, the Twitter team soon barged into action and limited the ability to tweet from verified accounts and did everything else to regain control. The problem was solved and twitter thanked people for their patience.
However, a report suggests that as much as $118,211.37 (that is 12.86252562 BTC) was stolen by hackers within the 10 minutes of the hack.
Blockchain.com tracking the BTC account said that $118,211.37 (that is 12.86252562 BTC) has been received and most of it was soon taken out leaving the account bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh with just $83.40 left.
While all this happened, some people saw the funnies side to it and shared hilarious safety memes that Twitter could consider. Have a look: