PwC Venezuela Twitter account hacked, attacker shills fake XRP giveaway

An attacker gained entry to PwC Venezuela’s Twitter account and has been actively posting cryptocurrency phishing hyperlinks for the final 8 hours on the time of the writing. Considering that every one the tweets posted by the hacker stay lively, it’s evident that PwC officers are but to understand the compromise.

Investors clicking on the hyperlinks stay liable to being defrauded by the hacker. If not mitigated promptly, the menace could also be catastrophic, contemplating that PwC Veleneula’s Twitter presently boasts over 37,000 followers.

Cointelegraph has reached out to PwC Venezuela to tell them concerning the hack. PwC Venezuela has not but responded to Cointelegraph’s request for remark.

Related: Elon Musk-crypto video performed on S. Korean govt’s hacked YouTube channel

BlueBenx, a Brazilian crypto lending platform, lately blocked 22,000 customers from withdrawing funds following an alleged hack that drained $32 million (or 160 million Brazilian actual).

Regarding the hack, an unnamed investor advised Portal do Bitcoin:

“I think there’s a high probability of it being a scam because this whole hacker attack story seems like a lot of bullshit, something they invented.”

The assertion displays a basic lack of belief amongst buyers in centralized crypto exchanges.

The official Twitter account of Big 4 accounting agency PwC, Venezuela, was compromised and has been utilized by the hacker to share hyperlinks to fraudulent XRP token giveaways.

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