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When a hack briefly disabled blue check Twitter users, unverifieds threw a boisterous meme party

16 Jul 2020

After hackers posted bitcoin messages to the accounts of Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and others, Twitter went a little bananas last night.

Unverified Twitter accounts had a glorious moment early Wednesday evening when verified accounts couldn’t tweet for a spell. It started when Twitter blocked access to blue check accounts shortly after a hack affected several high-profile users, including politicians and celebrities, in what may have been a Bitcoin scam and data breach. The hackers posted messages from accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, and more, making claims about a BTC wallet. 

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