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The FBI has begun investigating the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter

The Federal Bureau of investigation United States (FBI) launched an investigation into the hacking of several accounts of famous people and companies on the social network Twitter, reported RIA Novosti on Thursday in the Bureau office in San Francisco.

"The FBI is investigating the incident, which affected several Twitter accounts belonging to famous personalities, and which occurred on 15 July 2020. This time the accounts had apparently been hacked with the intent to commit fraud, cryptocurrency," - said the Agency interlocutor.

He declined to say anything else, advising users not to fall for such tricks and not to transfer funds to the scammers.

Among the victims of the burglary were former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk, billionaires bill gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett, the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos, rapper Kanye West, Apple, Uber and others. The authors in the hacked accounts, promised to return sent to them within 30 minutes bitcoins in doubling the size.