The Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have been hacked in an unprecedented attack the platform has ever seen, The Verge reported.
Following attacks of accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, and Apple, Twitter said it took the step of blocking new tweets from every verified user.
"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," the platform tweeted. "We have locked accounts that were compromised and will restore access to the original account owner only when we are certain we can do so securely."