Hackers have reportedly been able to break into several popular verified Twitter accounts and used them to spread an ad bearing the name and likeness of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Some of the hacked accounts, which included British fashion retailer Matalan, film distributor Pathe UK and US publisher Pantheon Books, were used to spread promoted tweets asking Twitter users to send a small amount of Bitcoin  for a chance to win.

While Twitter said that it had already taken action on the issue, users are warned that a legitimate tweet from Elon Musk would read @elonmusk beside the blue tick.

Source: BBC

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