Wed, 07/15/2020 – 16:55
At 440pm ET, Musk tweeted the following:
Microsoft founder Bill Gates had a similar tweet.
While it’s not clear if Apple was also hacked, all of its tweets appear to have been wiped clean:
Other, less prominent accounts also seemed to be hacked at around that time, including this one:
I just want to be with the cool kids, so I am doubling all payments sent to my BTC address for the next 30 minutes. You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000.
BTC Address – bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh
Only going on for 30 minutes! Enjoy!
— Alex B 📉📉 (@somospostpc) July 15, 2020
Naturally, it wasn’t clear who was behind the shocking password breach, but according to the Malware Tech blog, a Twitter employee with access to the user management panel was hacked.
Hearing a lot of unconfirmed rumors a Twitter employee with access to the user management panel was hacked.
— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) July 15, 2020
Of course, this being twitter, it didn’t take long for humorous hot takes:
The way this guy keeps doing the “only for the next 30 minutes,” I expect him to start talking about “free supercharging” and an upcoming price increase on Full Self Driving! https://t.co/sF38aSOfYu
— Mark B. Spiegel (@markbspiegel) July 15, 2020
If Trump tweets anything remotely sensible you’ll know this is a hack of epic proportions pic.twitter.com/l812Qbboxt
— ForexLive (@ForexLive) July 15, 2020
Elon Musk fake tweet does not show up on his twitter TL, this hacker is good
— FXHedge (@Fxhedgers) July 15, 2020
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Author: Tyler Durden