Verified Twitter accounts belonging to high-profile individuals and companies like Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Apple and Elon Musk promised followers a large pay out if they’d just send bitcoin to a block chain address -- ostensibly to donate to Covid-19 community aid -- after the social media platform was breached.

“I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19,” the hackers’ message read, noting that the offer was good only for 30 minutes.

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