Twitter accounts of Binance, Gemini, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Justin Sun, Charlie Lee and many others have been hack to scam Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway.
Numerous Twitter accounts of major cryptocurrency exchanges and influential figures in the crypto / blockchain world, such as Binance, Gemini, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Justin Sun, Charlie Lee and many others have been hack to scam Bitcoin (BTC) giveaway.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) was the first to discover that a suspicious activity occurred on Binance's Twitter account. The same tweets were later reproduced on accounts of Gemini, Coinbase, CoinDesk, Kucoin, @Bitcoin and many others. Personal accounts such as those of Justin Sun, Charlie Lee, King Cobie, AngeloBTC and many others have also been targeted by hackers. Each account posts a strange tweet regarding the giveaway (gift giving) or Bitcoin (BTC) fraud trap.
CZ rang the alarm
"Don't click this link," CZ tweeted on July 15 from his personal page, citing a link to a recent post from Binance's compromised Twitter account to alert the community.
"Please report your @Binance account immediately," he added. As mentioned by CZ, Binance's account has posted information about a strange partnership and giveaway.
"We have partnered with CryptoForHealth and are returning 5,000 BTC to the community," Binance tweeted from his official Twitter account on July 15, which made the paper suspicious.
"Our security team is actively investigating the situation of this coordinated attack on the cryptocurrency industry," a Binance representative told CoinTelegraph on July 15.
Until the time of writing, CZ's personal Twitter account has also been hacked.
Gemini, Coinbase and Kucoin also face hacking
Immediately after the strange tweet from Binance's account, Coinbase's Twitter account posted the same content:
"We have partnered with CryptoForHealth and are returning 5,000 BTC to the community," the Coinbase account tweeted on July 15, at 2:35 pm (CST).
The Twitter pages of Gemini, Kucoin, Tron Foundation, Bitfinex and even the CoinDesk media channel all showed similar activity at the same time.
Many other influential people are also inevitable
Many Twitter accounts of famous people in the cryptocurrency world were also hacked, including King Cobie, AngeloBTC and others. These accounts spread different content than the collaborative tweets and giveaway mentioned above.
A direct message from AngeloBTC showed that the cryptocurrency trader opened a paid trading group on the Telegram messaging platform, charging 0.1 BTC for participating members.
When the person who answered the message asked AngeloBTC about the validity of the message, he replied that his account was hacked, even after two-factor authentication (2FA), security was enabled. The strange thing is, the attacker and the victims seem to all have control of the account at the same time. Other influencers show similar signs and symptoms.
A recent scam on YouTube has also tainted the cryptocurrency space in the same way in 2020, when many channels offered giveaway programs. Ripple even initiated a lawsuit against YouTube for allowing videos promoting fake XRP giveaway.
According to Cointelegraph
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