The encryption market goes through a rough patch, but that does not prevent crooks from banning people from their money. Hackers have taken over the official Twitter account of India's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to promote illustrious Bitcoin BTC giveaway scams – a trend that has plaguing social media for months.
It is worth noting that, unlike other similar incidents, hackers did not maliciously link links directly from the NDMA account. Instead, they used the account to respond positively to malicious links published by other accounts, perhaps in an attempt to make them more legitimate.
"I sent 0.30 BTC and got back 6 BTC," one of NDMA's tweets said. "Elon, you are the best man I've ever seen in my life," he said, most likely responding to one of Elon Musk's many bogus accounts that spread malicious links.
The good thing is that the NDMA Social Media Group has since managed to regain control of its account. All malicious tweets have been erased, but the NDMA has not yet faced the accident.
This is the last one in a series of experiments that target verified profiles.
Just yesterday, the attackers abducted the official accounts of the second-largest European film company and the popular fashion retailer Matalan. According to reports, hackers left with encryption worth more than $ 150,000.
Published 6 November 2018 – 09:47 UTC