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Jason Williams’ Twitter Account Got Hacked, Hacker Found Asking For BTC

Yesterday, the founder of Morgan Creek Digital, Jason Williams was found asking for BTCs in the DMs of the people who were recently contacted. Turned out that the account of the founder was hacked and the hackers tried to play the people into sending BTC to an address, using the trust and reputation of Jason.

Jason’s account got hacked and the hacker recently contacted a contributor from BlockPublisher regarding the BTC favor.

After a while he apologized saying that his account was hacked. He also announced publicly on his twitter that his account was hacked. He tweeted,


Further clarifying that he wouldn’t ever ask for BTC or ETH, he tweeted,


Crypto related twitter scams have seem to be on a rise for the past couple of months. Impersonators and hackers have been targeting influences and prominent personalities on twitter to use their reputation, trust and influence to get people to send crypto to a specific address for which they’d return an increased amount in a short period of time.

In recent times, Elon Musk has been targeted multiple times in an attempt to get people to give their crypto away. Impersonators of Elon Musk have tried their luck time and time again on twitter. An impersonator once announced that he would be giving 4,000 ETH to the fans for free. All the people had to do was to send him 0.3-0.7 ETH to get 3-7 ETH in return. He limited the number of participants to engage a huge audience.

Similarly, another impersonator also posted about a massive giveaway.

 

Not only Elon Musk, but John McAfee and Vitalik Buterin have also been victims of such hacks and impersonations. Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum got really angry at the scammers and posted a few times when people flooded his twitter with questions about the giveaways. He also once changed his twitter name from Vitalik Buterin to Vitalik Non-giver of ether.

The scammers are finding new ways of getting people to send in their money through celebrity names. The only way around this is to be careful to not fall for such scams.

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Shehryar Hasan

Performing artist, guitarist and sub-editor at BlockPublisher. Shehryar is an electrical engineer and blockchain enthusiast. He holds investments in bitcoin, ethereum, OST, TRX and Ripple. Email: shehryar@blockpublisher.com or contact the editor at editor.news@blockpublisher.com

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