Apple's Twitter Account Hacked by Bitcoin Scammers

Apple's Twitter account has been breached by bitcoin scammers who have also hacked the Twitter accounts of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and more.


Apple users should be careful not to believe the fake tweet, which is a scam to collect bitcoin. Twitter has been deleting the fake tweets, but the scammers who have breached the accounts have been repeatedly posting them.

The tweet that was posted on the Apple Twitter account has since been deleted. Given the number of high profile accounts that have been breached, the hack may have originated from a Twitter security vulnerability.

Apple does not actually use its official Apple Twitter account on the platform, reserving it for sending out reminders ahead of events and advertisements.

Update: Twitter says that it's looking into the security breach and will provide an update after implementing a fix.

Update 2: Twitter appears to have disabled all tweets from verified accounts, so no one with a verified account is able to tweet at this time.

Update 3: Most verified Twitter accounts are now once again able to tweet. Twitter is still working on fully fixing the issue.

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15 weeks ago


not shocking apple can not keep our data and information private or protected they simply are strong enough for the power they have

Perhaps you didn't read the article?
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15 weeks ago
A lot of accounts have been hacked; this is pretty concerning and suggests there's a massive security hole in Twitter's infrastructure.
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15 weeks ago


not shocking apple can not keep our data and information private or protected they simply are strong enough for the power they have

This isn't Apple. This is a hack of Twitter itself. They've hacked the accounts of MANY of the biggest tech companies out there. Verified accounts require 2-factor authentication to be turned on, so it's incredibly unlikely that someone was able to get the password and the 2-factor for all these accounts. It's almost certain someone compromised Twitter itself.
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15 weeks ago


not shocking apple can not keep our data and information private or protected they simply are strong enough for the power they have

So this is one of those posts that was a ‘knee jerk’ comment that you didn’t take time to actually read the article? I guess we can let it slide, but the fact is, Apples security measures are well above beyond most in the tech industry, even if this is mainly about Twitter.
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15 weeks ago
Seems a Twitter vulnerability. Countless big name accounts hack. Verified accounts require 2-factor authentication to be turned on these days on Twitter. It's unlikely they were able to get past such along with passwords for all those accounts.

This began with the accounts for popular cryptocurrency accounts such as Gemini, Binance, Binance's CEO, Coinbase, CoinDesk, and KuCoin.

Other hacked accounts:


* Microsoft
* Cisco
* Juniper
* Oracle
* Zoom
* Citrix
* CAP
* F5
* Intel
* Adobe
* Jenkins
* NVIDIA
* Apache
* Chrome
* Android
* VMware
* Siemens
* Rust Lang Crates
* Go Programming

Many others too.
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