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Hacker blitzkrieg on Twitter: accounts related to cryptocurrencies have been hacked

Something strange is happening on Twitter. Well-known and popular accounts related to the cryptocurrency market (but not only) began to publish on their profiles posts in which they urged users to take part in a suspicious action related to digital currencies and a certain foundation. What is going on? Is this all the massive action of some scam?

Hackers, Twitter and handing out BTC

A few hours ago, the accounts of the Coinbase, Kucoin, Binance, Gemini exchanges, but also people such as Elon Musk and Bill Gates began to send tweets about the strange deal. They were urged to enter a certain website. This one was supposed to belong to the foundation that supposedly gives out BTC:

The quality of the website itself raises doubts as to whether this is all true. Google suggests that it is potentially dangerous. Added to this is the action itself: looking too beautiful to be true.

What happened?

Let’s first ask ourselves the basic question: what happened? We just don’t know that. It is unclear whether the hackers have taken over some valuable database with the information needed to log into this type of important accounts, or is it a kind of inside job and only some Twitter employee took over such important information.

However, it is clear that all this is an attempt to deceive naive investors. Remember that nobody will give you valuable cryptocurrencies for free. As part of the Ethereum blockchain, you can sometimes get free tokens, but they are usually literally worth nothing of digital records that best promote various initiatives, new projects or … potential scams.

Elon Musk – scam favorite

Earlier on Twitter you could find accounts impersonating Elon Musk, who allegedly went insane and gives out BTC to people. This type of fraudsters asked to send them cryptocurrencies to the address they provided on the BTC network. They claimed to send back a multiple of funds. Of course, everything was a lie.

Remember not to be fooled by this type of initiative. Stay tuned on the web and don’t let hackers rob you of your savings!

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