India's national disaster authority hacked to promote Bitcoin scam on Twitter

07 Nov, 2018
by Richard Allen
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India's national disaster authority hacked to promote Bitcoin scam on Twitter

In the latest attempt at conning users out of their cryptocurrency, scammers have hacked into the official Twitter account of India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to promote what is what clearly a Bitcoin giveaway scam.

Hard Fork reports that, unlike in the other cases that have been cropping up over the last few months, the hackers didn’t post any malicious links to NDMA’s account. This time, the hackers responded positively to malicious links posted on other accounts.

While it appears that the Tweets have since been removed, one read “I sent 0.30 BTC and got 6 back.” “Elon, you are the best person I have ever seen in my life,” reads another, likely responding to one of the many fake Elon Musk accounts.

Chepicap reported just yesterday how hackers managed to compromise Europe’s second-biggest film studio, then prominent UK homeware company Matalan. Hackers allegedly made off with up to $175,000.

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