EXCLUSIVE-U.S. FBI is leading an inquiry into the Twitter hack - sources

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By Joseph Menn and Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading a federal inquiry into the Twitter hacking, two sources familiar with the situation said, after hackers seized control of accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian and others in what appeared to be a bitcoin scam.

(Reporting by Joseph Menn Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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