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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday as part of a cryptocurrency scam.
“I am giving back to the community,” said a tweet posted to Biden’s account that has since been deleted. “All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes.”
As of a little after 5:30 p.m. ET, one Twitter user noted that Biden’s tweet was dead but was still getting engagement.
Biden was one of several high-profile figures whose accounts also appeared to have been hacked and featured identical messages to the one in Biden’s original tweet.
Twitter accounts belonging to Uber, Apple, Square’s Cash App, and billionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffett were also hacked.
Several of the scam tweets were deleted shortly after they were posted, only to be reposted minutes later, and a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that the platform is “looking into” the apparent activity.
Avery Hartmans contributed reporting.