Twitter has temporarily suspended all verified accounts from posting on the platform following the recent activities by scammers on verified accounts.
Some famous celebrity twitter accounts was recently seen to be flooded with cryptocurrency scam which led twitter to swing to action.
The celebrities included Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kanye West and several company accounts, including Apple and Square's Cash App, among others.
The scammers asked users to send $1,000 to a Bitcoin account with the promise that their deposit would be doubled in return.
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Similar messages first appeared on the Tesla CEO's account on Wednesday, before it was subsequently spread to other verified accounts.
Meanwhile, twitter requested the affected parties to be patient while they fix the situation. They wrote in a statement:
"We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.
"You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident."
"As we continue working on a fix, this functionality may come and go.
"We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."
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