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PwC Venezuela Twitter account hacked, attacker shills pretend 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. Contemplating that every one the tweets posted by the hacker stay lively, it’s evident that PwC officers are but to understand the compromise.

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Buyers clicking on the hyperlinks stay prone to being defrauded by the hacker. If not mitigated promptly, the menace could also be catastrophic, contemplating that PwC Veleneula’s Twitter at present 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.

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

Concerning the hack, an unnamed investor informed Portal do Bitcoin:

“I believe there is a excessive likelihood of it being a rip-off as a result of this complete hacker assault story looks like loads of bullshit, one thing they invented.”

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

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