Here are the Prominent Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin heist.

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Bitcoin heist Twitter hack affecting Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and other top profiles took place on Wednesday

Bitcoin heist

Around 4 pm, the hacks used the accounts to request for $1000 worth of bitcoin sent to an anonymous bitcoin account, with the promise of sending back $2000.

Though Twitter took swift action to lock down and delete the tweets from affected accounts, as soon as they noticed the “hijack”.

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Bitcoin heist

The bitcoin account was funded with an estimate of $100,000 during the time the tweets were live.

Twitter blamed the heist on hackers who got access to its internal infrastructure

“We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools,” Twitter said.

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“We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf.”

” We’re looking into what other malicious activity they may have conducted or information they may have accessed and will share more here as we have it.”

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Twitter added: Internally, we’ve taken significant steps to limit access to internal systems and tools while our investigation is ongoing.

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