A number of prominent Twitter accounts, including those of Bill Gates and Elon Musk, appear to have been compromised Wednesday, posting messages tied to a cryptocurrency scam.
Why it matters: Twitter has become a key source of communication and people generally assume the content posted by an account is from the person who owns the account, increasing the likelihood of a scam being successful.
Details: In addition to those of Gates and Musk, the accounts of Bitcoin and Ripple also were similarly compromised, per TechCrunch.
Twitter said it is looking into the matter but didn't immediately have a comment.
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