Azuki, a popular Ethereum-based NFT collection platform, fell victim to a hack on its official Twitter account. The hackers announced a fake NFT issuance event, tricking users into transferring crypto assets to a malicious smart contract on a website. At least one user lost $750,000 worth of stablecoin USDCoin (USDC) and 11 NFTs, as well as 3.9 ETH were also stolen.
The fraudulent tweet was deleted within an hour, but the damage had already been done. Azuki’s community manager, Emily Rose, confirmed that the account had been hijacked and advised the community not to visit the website associated with the tweet. The Azuki team is also working with Twitter to regain control of the account.
AZUKI OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT IS HACKED.— Rose ⛩️ (@emilyrosemcg) January 27, 2023
DO NOT CLICK LINKS FROM OUR ACCOUNT.
This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of social media account hijacking and the importance of verifying the authenticity of an account before making any transactions.
In conclusion, it’s important to stay alert when using social media platforms and to be cautious when making online transactions. Always verify the authenticity of an account before transferring any assets and never click on links from untrusted sources.
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