The official Twitter account of Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX has been hacked and used by attackers to post fake XRP promotions with phishing links in an attempt to deceive exchange subscribers.
In response to the attack, the official CoinDCX customer service flagged the exploit and warned its users not to click on any links or messages coming from the compromised account. According to the exchange, they are working on account recovery and will share updates with their followers very soon.
At the time of writing, hackers have retweeted official messages from Ripple Labs CEO Brad Garlinghouse to make their scam look legitimate. At the same time, scammers respond to crypto-tweets with fraudulent links.
Users who follow links posted in their account risk losing their assets due to a hacker scheme. If the issue is not resolved soon, the losses could become severe 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 audit firms, PwC Venezuela, was also compromised and flooded with fake XRP token giveaways, and was also filled with phishing links to a Ripple scam event using images of Garlinghouse as thumbnails.
On the same day, the Elon Musk prank scam affected the official YouTube account owned by the South Korean government. The account was compromised and renamed SpaceX Invest because it hosted fake videos of Musk talking about cryptocurrencies.