Scammers Exploit Vitalik Buterin’s X Account in Phishing Attack
Fraudsters have gained control of Vitalik Buterin’s X account, previously known as Twitter, in an attempt to steal funds from unsuspecting victims. The scammers posted a message claiming to celebrate the coming of Proto-Danksharding on Ethereum (ETH) and offered free non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Buterin’s father, Dmitry Buterin, took to X to warn users about the hack and advised them to ignore the post. He likewise stated that Vitalik is working on regaining access to his account.
The fraudulent post directed victims to follow a link, connect their wallets, and claim the collectible. Ethereum (ETH) developer Bok Khoo fell victim to the attack and lost assets. Cryptocurrency detective ZachXBT revealed that the scammers stole a total of $691,000.
Chinese cryptocurrency journalist Colin Wu suggested that the hacking of Buterin’s account could be linked to a group of hackers referred to as “Pink Drainer.”
Scammers continue to target influential figures in the cryptocurrency community by jeopardizing their social media accounts. Users must remain vigilant and exercise caution when interacting with suspicious posts or links to protect their wallets and assets.
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