Orchestrated Wave of Hacks Targeting Crypto Influencers and Celebrity X Accounts
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Orchestrated Wave of Hacks Targeting Crypto Influencers and Celebrity X Accounts

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Celebrity and influencer X accounts on social media platforms have fallen victim to a recent wave of hacks, with hackers promoting various cryptocurrencies and memecoins.

Orchestrated Wave of Hacks Targeting Crypto Influencers and Celebrity X Accounts

Celebrity and influencer X accounts on social media platforms have fallen victim to a recent wave of hacks, with hackers promoting various cryptocurrencies and memecoins. One notable figure who confirmed their X account being hacked is Gigantic-Cassocked-Rebirth (GCR), a popular pseudonymous crypto investor known for their contrarian trades.

On May 26, GCR's compromised X account, which has over 247,900 followers, promoted ORDI and Luna2.0, resulting in momentary price surges of 6% and 274% respectively. The GCR hack might be part of a broader attack on celebrity X accounts, according to the community. Bitcoin developer Udi Wertheimer revealed that GCR had mentioned an ongoing operation targeting prominent Twitter accounts. With niche celebrities launching meme coins and platform engineers being away during long weekends, caution is advised.

American rapper Rich The Kid's X account shared a link for his 2.3 million followers to purchase the new token "RICH," launched on the Solana-based memecoin creator tool pump.fun. Within two hours of its launch, RICH already amassed a market cap of $90,000. While no official confirmation of a hack has been made concerning Rich The Kid's account, the post promoting the token has been removed.

Around the same time, the X account of American media personality Caitlyn Jenner promoted the memecoin "JENNER," which has gained a market cap of $4.7 million since its launch. The posts promoting JENNER appeared more convincing, as they featured videos of Jenner assuring followers of the authenticity of the crypto token.

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