Hackers attack Twitter accounts of Joe Biden and more

Hackers took control of the Twitter accounts of celebrities including Barack Obama, Kanye West and Elon Musk and asked followers to send money.
1:11 | 07/16/20

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Now we have the latest on the high-profile Twitter hack targeting politicians, celebrities and leaders of some of the largest companies in the world, even putting some people's safety at risk. Rebecca Jarvis has more on this for us. Good morning, Rebecca. Reporter: Good morning, robin. This was a massive attack. The first of its kind, a coordinated attack targeting some of the biggest accounts on Twitter, those of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Kanye west among others, all sending to their followers via the hackers a note to send money, send Bitcoin, the FBI warning this was a scam perpetrated by some hackers out there. This is part of a hoax and not to fall for it. Those tweets have since been deleted overnight. Twitter shut down the biggest accounts, those with a blue checkmark and investigated the scam. They believe that it has been ended but they also believe that there could be potentially more malicious activity and they continue to investigate that. Michael, this is a reminder not to believe everything that you read on social media. Michael. Absolutely. If it's on social media it does not make it true. Also this morning, some good

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