West Coast rapper Blueface might be the victim of a hacker or just doing the most on social media. The hip-hop star has the Internet’s attention after having his Twitter account mysteriously appear suspended.
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On Wednesday, Blue’s social media page suddenly faded to a digital black. Although his Instagram page is still active, there’s no word yet on what’s up with the status of his tweets.
According to reports, a massive Twitter hacking started Wednesday afternoon with multiple high-profile celebrity accounts getting taken over. The online takeover is also connected to a huge bitcoin pitch.
The Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have been compromised in one of the most widespread and confounding hacks the platform has ever seen, all in service of promoting a bitcoin scam that appears to be earning its creator quite a bit of money. We don’t know how it’s happened or even to what extent Twitter’s own systems may have been compromised. The hack is ongoing, with new tweets posting to verified accounts on a regular basis starting shortly after 4PM ET. (The Verge)
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Twitter almost immediately came forward with a statement on the situation. The online giant vowed to correct the problem and find out what ultimately took down some of the biggest celebrity accounts on its platform.
“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.” -Twitter Support’s Twitter
Before You Go
This week, reports emerged about Kanye West possibly bowing out of running for president. The huge speculation comes just weeks after Ye announced his intent to become the head of state.
Kanye West has reportedly withdrawn from the US presidential race, less than two weeks after announcing that he would run. A member of West’s campaign team, Steve Kramer, has reportedly told New York Magazine’s Intelligencer off-shot that the rapper will no longer contest the election. “He’s out,” Kramer told Intelligencer. (NME)