Twitter caught promoting bogus Elon Musk cryptocurrency scam

Those pesky Tesla-themed cryptocurrency scammers are back! Hackers have assumed the Twitterdentity of Elon Musk yet again, and are even paying Twitter to help swindle Bitcoin from unsuspecting users. For roughly 24 hours, the scammers were using the (hopefully) compromised account of TV celebrity chef Tyler Florence to share malicious links to obviously fake Bitcoin giveaways. Florence’s account has almost 700,000 followers. Note the little ‘Promoted’ watermark underneath the tweet, submitted to Hard Fork by an anonymous source. It means hackers paid Twitter to share the cryptocurrency scams with as many users as possible – the audacity! At first glance, Tyler Florence’s…

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