Twitter confirms details of Bitcoin hack

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The Twitter hack continued to dominate headlines over the weekend, with new information being released about the security breach.

Twitter has confirmed that more than 130 accounts have had information stolen, including private messages.

In a series of tweets, the company confirmed that the breach happened after hackers convinced a number of Twitter employees to give them access to the site’s systems.

Twitter says it is taking “aggressive steps” to secure its site and is working with the FBI to track down the hackers.

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are among the users whose accounts have been hacked.

The hack involved sending out a fake tweet from those accounts encouraging followers to send payments to a Bitcoin wallet. According to, the hackers managed to get more than US$115,000 via 392 transactions.


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