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India’s national disaster authority hacked to promote Bitcoin scams on Twitter

The cryptocurrency market is going through a difficult period, but that does not prevent fraudsters from fooling people with their funds. Hackers have taken over the official Twitter account of the Indonesian National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to promote flagrant bitcoin BTC random scams – a trend that was brutal in social media months now.

It should be noted that, unlike other similar incidents, hackers have not published any malicious links directly from the NDMA account; instead, they used the account to respond positively to malicious links posted from other accounts, perhaps for the purpose of making them look more legitimate.

"I sent 0.30 BTC and got 6 BTC back," reads two tweets from the NDMA. "Elon, you are the best person I've ever seen in my life," said another, probably in response to one of the many numerous false accounts of Elon Musk propagating links of malicious discovery.

The good news is that the NDMA social media team has managed to regain control of their account. All the malicious tweets have been erased, but the NDMA has not solved the problem yet.

This is the latest in a series of hacks targeting verified profiles .

Yesterday again, attackers hijacked the official accounts of the second largest European film company and the popular fashion retailer Matalan . According to reports, hackers have stolen more than $ 150,000 in cryptocurrency.

[H/T @ fs0c131y @ olihough86 ]

Posted on 6 November 2018 – 09:47 UTC

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