Update: Every verified account with blue checkmarks have been locked by Twitter.
Update I: Apparently, the Twitter account of a high ranking Twitter staffer was sold on the black market. That account - which has user access to every Twitter account - was compromised by hackers on Wednesday.
Update II: A message on the dark web reads:
"Don't purchase any Twitters for the time being, the internal employee panel was hacked and someone has access to any Twitter they want. You will also see lots of scams, don't fall for them."
Hackers targeted the Twitter accounts of high-profile politicians and tech billionaires in a coordinated bitcoin scam.
The hackers hit the Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama and former VP Joe Biden on Wednesday. President Trump's Twitter account wasn't hacked.
Also targeted were tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
The hackers somehow gained access to the high profile accounts and offered to send Twitter users $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to a bitcoin address.
The tweets read: "I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19! All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1,000 I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for the next 20 minutes. Enjoy!"
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The fake tweets were sent simultaneously on the hacked Twitter accounts of America's wealthiest men and high-profile politicians.
Biden's staff locked down his Twitter account almost immediately and the tweets were swiftly deleted, but not before hackers collected over $110,000 in bitcoin currency.
Twitter released a statement noting it was aware of the highly embarrassing security breaches on their platform and they are working to figure out how the hackers compromised the accounts.
You may be unable to Tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident.
When social media took the place of expensive publicists (some of whom charge $250 per hour), savvy celebrities figured out how to use the social platform to create fake scandals and PR stunts for cheap publicity.
Most notably, power couple Jay Z and BeYaki are accused of pulling off one of the biggest stunts of the year -- faking marital problems to boost sagging concert ticket sales. Apparently their stunt worked: the tour reportedly took in over $100 million in tickets sales.
Less notably, reality TV star Draya Michele reportedly pulled a similar stunt by taking to Instagram to announce she and fiancé, NFL player Orlando Scandrick, had split up.
Inside Edition recently aired an investigative report on pediatric dentists who perform unnecessary, excessive, and expensive dental procedures on small children.
Alicea White took her four-year-old daughter, Savannah, to Happy Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ, for a routine dental appointment. The dentist, Dr. Karan Nett, diagnosed the girl with tooth decay (probably due to bottle rot) and four cavities.
But Alicea says instead of just filling the four cavities on Savannah, Dr. Nett filled the girl's mouth with expensive silver caps.
“I was completely shocked,” said Alicea. “All that silver in her mouth. I was like, ‘Oh my God, what happened?’”
"Catfish' or 'Catfished' are terms used to describe people who become emotionally attached to fake social media profiles. Oftentimes the person who runs the social media account is not who they claim to be.
People who get emotionally attached to fake online profile's -- or to online profiles in general -- usually have some form of emotional or personality defect that allows them to become victims so easily.
Luckily, that was not the case with four unnamed NFL players who were almost 'Catfished' by @RedRidnH00d, a woman (or man) on Twitter.com, who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to seduce the athletes into establishing a rapport with her.
Kris Humprhies' dad is questioning the character of his former daughter-in-law, Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce from Kris after 72 days of marriage.
"There was never a discussion about it — it just came out of nowhere and blindsided Kris," said William Humphries in an interview with Life & Style magazine. "How could someone do that?"
But Kardashian's reps contend that Humphries was aware that his wife planned to file for divorce. William Humphries says that is not the case. He said Kris didn't know his wife's intentions until he read about the divorce filing on the Internet.
"Kris was completely surprised. The news was already published before he found out," he said.
Sadly, the Humphries aren't aware that Kim Kardashian's impulsive behavior is typical of malignant narcissists. Once a malignant narcissist devalues a man, she tosses him aside like garbage -- usually without warning.
Humphries' friends are also appalled by Kardashian's actions, according to the NY Post. They say Kris now believes the awful truth: that he was just a prop to boost Kim's reality show ratings.
I like Jia. Years ago Jia and I used to spar on the Black Voices boards where she was a very popular poster. If you're not familiar with Jia, she's an ex-porn star - well, I don't know about the ex part, lol - and she lives in Atlanta.
In this video from her Jia TV channel on YouTube, Jia speaks the truth on the sordid Raz B affair. Thank God there are a few people out there who can see through the bulls*t.