Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Elon Musk are among many world-renowned individuals and companies who have been hacked on Twitter.
The typing of several foreign media, including the news agency Reuters.
the Twitter accounts belonging to people from the elite and big companies were on Wednesday taken over by scammers who try to lure users to send kryptovalutaen bitcoin.
In the accounts was made, lookups, which said that the user had 30 minutes to send 1000 bitcoins for later to get it double in return.
the Notices have since been deleted again.
Twitter writes early Thursday morning that it has closed the accounts, as the social media believe has been compromised.
Twitter will only re-open those accounts, when it is sure that everything is in order. Social media continues its investigations in the case.
Also big companies such as Uber and Apple have been hacked their accounts, writes AFP.
co-founder of the kryptovalutaen Gemini Cameron Winklevoss warned quickly on Twitter about the attack.
- This is a scam, don't participate!
- It is the same attack as other large kryptovalutaers Twitter accounts have been exposed. Be on your guard, he writes.
Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of cybersikkerhedsfirmaet CrowdStrike, writing on Twitter that 'it seems to be the biggest attack on a social media'.
According to Reuters, many verified Twitter users - who typically are users with many followers, or, as is very well known - had locked their accounts.
Twitter, indicating in a tweet that more users would experience not being able to make the lookup for 'the incident'.
Around the bell 2.30 write Twitter, that most users should be able to tweet again.
in addition to politicians and erhvervsmænd is celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West have been hacked.
twitter's co-founder Jack Dorsey writes on Twitter that he is very upset by tonight's hacker attacks.
- It has been a tough day for all of us on Twitter. We have it all terrible with what has happened.
- We are in the process of investigating and will share everything we can, when we have a greater understanding of what has happened, he writes.