The attacker gained access to PwC Venezuela’s Twitter account and has been actively posting cryptocurrency phishing links for the past eight hours at the time of writing.
The official Twitter account of Big Four accounting firm PwC Venezuela was compromised and used by a hacker to exchange links to fraudulent giveaways involving Ripple token (XRP).
The attacker gained access to PwC Venezuela’s Twitter account and has been actively posting cryptocurrency phishing links for the past eight hours at the time of writing. As all tweets posted by the hacker remain active, it is clear that PwC officials have not yet implemented the compromise.
Investors who follow links still run the risk of being scammed by a hacker. Unless urgent action is taken, the threat could be catastrophic as PwC Veleneula’s Twitter currently has over 37,000 followers.
Cointelegraph contacted PwC Venezuela to update them on the hack. PwC Venezuela has not yet responded to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.
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BlueBenx, a Brazilian crypto lending platform, recently blocked 22,000 users from withdrawing funds after an alleged hack that resulted in the theft of $32 million, or BRL 160 million.
Regarding the hack, an unnamed investor told Portal do Bitcoin:
“I think there’s a good chance it’s a scam because the whole hack thing looks like a bunch of crap they made up.”
The statement reflects investors’ general distrust of centralized crypto exchanges.