Ethereum Co-Founder's Alleged Twitter Account Hack Cost Victims Nearly $700,000
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Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s co-founder, allegedly had his X (formerly Twitter) account compromised, leading his victims to collectively lose over $691,000 after clicking on a malicious link.
In a September 9 post on X, Dmitry Buterin, the father of Vitalik, announced that his son’s account had been compromised. The post he was referring to has since been deleted. It was published on Buterin’s account, claiming to celebrate the arrival of “Proto-Danksharding coming to Ethereum.“
The hacker shared a malicious link to an alleged free commemorative nonfungible token (NFT) available, enticing victims to connect their wallets before ultimately stealing all their funds.
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