You may have noticed on Twitter that both Bill Gates and Elon Musk were overtaken by the spirit of generosity earlier today, offering to pay back double whatever was sent to their Bitcoin accounts. So, for instance, if you sent $1,000 to Musk’s Bitcoin address, he’d give you back $2,000. It’s just that easy! And, in case there was any doubt, it was a scam.

It seemed odd at first that Gates and Musk wouldn’t have two-factor authentication enabled on their accounts, but they weren’t the only ones whose accounts were compromised: Cash App, Apple, and Uber were all impacted as well. Individual account security may have had nothing to do with it.

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Cameron Winklevoss, who founded the Gemini crypocurrency exchange, confirmed that the Gemini account had 2FA enabled, but was compromised anyway.

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