Hackers Take Over CoinDCX Twitter Account And Promote Fake XRP Ads


The official Twitter account of India-based crypto exchange CoinDCX has been hacked and used by the exploiters to post fake XRP promos linked to phishing links in an attempt to scam the exchange’s followers.

Responding to the Attack, CoinDCX Official Customer Support marked exploit and warned users not to click on links or messages originating from the compromised account. According to the exchange, they are working to restore the account and will soon share updates with their followers.

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At the time of writing, the hackers have retweeted official messages from Ripple Labs CEO Brad Garlinghouse to make their scam look legit. While doing so, the scammers reply to crypto tweets with scam links.

Users who click on the links posted on the account risk losing their assets due to the hacker plan. If the issue is not resolved soon, the losses could become serious as the official Twitter account currently has over 230,000 followers.

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Earlier this month, the Twitter account of one of the Big Four accounting firms, PwC Venezuela, was also compromised and flooded with fake XRP token giveaways and was filled with phishing links to a fraudulent Ripple event where the images of Garlinghouse as their thumbnails were used.

On the same day, an official YouTube account of the government of South Korea was plagued by a giveaway scam by Elon Musk. The account was compromised and renamed SpaceX Invest because it posted fake videos of Musk talking about crypto.

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