- CoinDCX’s Twitter account has been hacked by an unknown hacker who promoted XRP.
- The hacked account used photos of Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse to gain trust.
India’s cryptocurrency exchange CoinDCX is a new victim of phishing. Unknown hackers briefly took control of the CoinDCX Twitter account to tweet scam links promoting XRP giveaways. The cryptocurrency exchange has more than 230 thousand followers on Twitter.
The hackers encouraged users to click on suspicious links as part of a standard “giveaway scam.” There is no way to know how many people fell victim to the recent hack because the issue has been partially fixed.
Moreover, to gain the trust of new or gullible users, hackers replaced CoinDCX’s profile picture, name and description with that of Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Also, it has a verified check mark.
Today we pump XRP.
To support our community, we announce 100,000,000 XRP GIVEAWAY🎉
Whoever comes first, copy and paste ▶️ https://tinyurl.com/mruud8p9
– CoinDCX: Making Crypto Available to Indians (CoinDCX) September 20 2022
A few hours later, the cryptocurrency exchange revealed that it was trying to regain the CoinDCX Twitter handle. also, CoinDCX advised Users should not click any links and messages. The exchange stated that they were involved in the investigation.
Hackers target Twitter accounts
Cryptocurrency-related crimes have increased as a result of the rise in cryptocurrency use. Most scammers continue to hack Twitter accounts, which is the largest source of crypto-related updates.
Earlier this month, the Twitter account of PwC Venezuela was hacked and used to promote a fraudulent crypto giveaway. A phishing account announced a false Ripple event that used Garlinghouse photos as its profile and posted that the website was offering free XRP.
On the same day, the official YouTube account owned by the South Korean government was disrupted by Elon Musk’s giveaway scam. The account was hacked, renamed SpaceX Invest, and began posting false videos of Musk discussing cryptocurrency.
The hackers took an extra step and hacked the Twitter account of Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister V.
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