The attacker gained access to the PwC Venezuela 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 has been compromised and used by a hacker to exchange links to Ripple token (XRP) scam giveaways.

The attacker gained access to the PwC Venezuela Twitter account and has been actively posting cryptocurrency phishing links for the past eight hours at the time of writing. Given that all the tweets posted by the hacker remain active, it is clear that PwC officials have not yet realized the compromise.

Investors who click on links are still at risk of being scammed by a hacker. If urgent action is not taken, the threat could be catastrophic, given that PwC Veleneula’s Twitter currently has over 37,000 followers.

Cointelegraph contacted PwC Venezuela to notify them of 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 drained $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 this whole hacking story seems like a load of crap they made up.”
The statement reflects the general distrust of investors towards centralized crypto exchanges.

Source: CoinTelegraph

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