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15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich

These reactions will make you laugh out loud and ponder about the future of internet security.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
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Twitter accounts belonging to the rich and famous — including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden — were hijacked simultaneously on Wednesday in one of the most widespread hacks the platform has ever seen. All that was in name of filling certain Bitcoin wallets and sadly, before the scam tweets were deleted, one address had received more than $118,000 already. 

Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg, Apple, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Wiz Khalifa, Warren Buffett, YouTube personality MrBeast, Wendy’s, Uber, CashApp, and some cryptocurrency entrepreneurs were also the target of the coordinated blitz.

SEE ALSO: HIGH-PROFILE TWITTER ACCOUNTS, ELON MUSK, HACKED AT ONCE IN CRYPTOCURRENCY SCAM

Twitter is still investigating the issue and therefore, this is a developing story. The platform previously suspended accounts belonging to verified users from tweeting or replying to other tweets, then turned everything back to the way it was, which is the first time Twitter has ever done this in the company’s history.

In the latest developments, Twitter has confirmed that employee tools were used in the hijacking. Amidst all this storm, Twitter users have not lost their humor of course, which is arguably what they all do best.

We gathered the best Twitter reactions that might make you laugh out loud while pondering about the Pandora's box that is cybersecurity. 

1. Where it all started:

When verified accounts went silent, the platform was at the mercy of the unverified.

2. The rise of the "non-checkmarked peasants"

Their time was here indeed.

3. Twitter after the "bluechecks" lost their ability to tweet

A renaissance like no other had begun...

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: ComradeDoyle/Twitter

4. There were questions to be asked...

And some people definitely knew where to look.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: DubeMcflair/Twitter

5. Some resemblances were uncanny

Since the verified accounts, a.k.a Squidwards, couldn't tweet, this was the situation. 

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: TalatRiaz005/Twitter

6. Stranger things had happened indeed

In a time of silence, they had to find other ways of communication.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: RothTheReported/Twitter

7. So in the absence of the verified users, the party aged on

This might be the best one yet, and if you don't think so, you haven't watched Parasite for sure.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: HubertVigilla/Twitter

8. Verified users had to get creative

And some found workarounds...

9. A digital ouija board community surfaced

Tweeting as if you've been kidnapped became the norm for a hot minute.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: fouroctets/Twitter

10. Lots of references were made

Twitter users made references from Sponge Bob to Battlestar Galactica, making sure to include anything and everything. Breaking Bad fans, of course, knew what's good.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: salgentile/Twitter

11. Hackers were probably surprised by the turn of events

As Twitter tried to manage the situation, some people reportedly actually sent money to the Bitcoin wallets in question. 

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: Andrew_H__1/Twitter

12. Twitter let the verified back in 

Twitter announced that the verified were welcomed back to the platform soon enough. Their "Arrival" was definitely soon enough.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: iamTannenbaum/TWitter

13. This is gold

As always, smart people with smart memes were out and about.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: summer__heidi/Twitter

14. Some shots were fired...

People were quick to point out Jeff Bezos' lack of philanthropic actions, which makes headlines from time to time, was what made them aware of the scam.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: lendamico/Twitter

 15. Rude? Truth?

Shots were fired for Twitter's lack of security too.

16. Fame is not everything indeed

At the end of the day, "regular" Twitter users were relieved to see that their lack of fame was almost beneficial in this case.

15+ Ways Twitter Reacted to Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating the Rich
Source: MxMemeStealer/Twitter

All laughter and jokes aside, you can keep yourself up to date with this article which will be updated as more and more details are made public.

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