Hackers compromised dozens of high-profile Twitter Inc. accounts late Wednesday in an attempted cryptocurrency heist, and the site appeared to be spending the afternoon taking them down and disrupting verified users in the process.
One of the first suspect tweets came from the Twitter account of Tesla Inc.
Chief Executive Elon Musk, who is known for his often-colorful tweets.
It read: “Feeling greatful [sic], doubling all payments sent to my BTC address! You send $1,000, I send back $2,000! Only doing this for the next 30 minutes.” The tweet, one of many from Musk’s account that were rendered inactive soon after being posted, listed a link to a bitcoin