South African National Cricket Team Falls for Bitcoin Twitter Scam
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has been rocked by a Twitter scam, unwittingly offering a fake Bitcoin lottery to its followers, local Indian news outlets report.
The organization’s official Twitter account, which has more than 1 million followers, was compromised overnight. This resulted in multiple tweets which attempted to sell a Bitcoin (BTC) lottery scam to CSA’s followers. CSA notified the cricket community about its involuntary participation in the scheme earlier today.
Luno separately debunked the news, claiming not to have any partnership in place with the CSA for the
“We distance ourselves from this tweet that is going around,” the firm stated. CSA also used a tweet to apologize to its followers who were affected by the overnight hack.
Last year, numerous Twitter accounts were hacked to impersonate Elon Musk, with one reported to have stolen as much as $170,000. The scammers posed as the Tesla CEO after compromising verified accounts and changing profile names and pictures to match Elon Musk’s.
Some of the accounts sent out tweets, purportedly from the Tesla honcho. Each tweet had Musk’s picture, who promised to give BTC away to participants of the scam. Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has had his fair share of Twitter impersonators, as well.
His image is frequently being used by scammers to promote fake Litecoin giveaways. Multiple imposters had flooded Twitter with hacked accounts, preying on unsuspecting victims.
The schemers promised users that they would send
LTC once the victim sends crypto to their mobile wallet. In the process, many Twitter users lost their coins and got nothing in return.