Swedes on Monday woke up to the news that the Twitter account of the country’s largest political party and the party currently holding the premiership, the Social Democrats, had been taken over by a hacker who used the short-lived opportunity to publish fake bitcoin news, according to Sveriges Television AB. Among other things the hijacked Twitter account declared that bitcoin had become Sweden’s national currency: We have abolished the Swedish krona and replaced it with Bitcoin, time to buy! The name of the Twitter account was also changed from Socialdemokraterna to ‘Bitcoin Democrats’. The hackers also went a step further

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