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02/26/2024

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MicroStrategy Account Hacked: $440K Crypto Stolen

MicroStrategy's X account fell victim to a hack on Monday, resulting in a phishing message being posted for its followers, blockchain sleuth ZachXBT reported. This phishing attempt has already resulted in the theft of $440,000 worth of crypto.

MicroStrategy Account Hacked: $440K Crypto Stolen

MicroStrategy’s X account fell victim to a hack on Monday, resulting in a phishing message being posted for its followers, blockchain sleuth ZachXBT reported. This phishing attempt has already resulted in the theft of $440,000 worth of crypto.

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Once again, the crypto community is on high alert following the compromise of the official X account (previously known as Twitter) of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy by hackers.

Phishing Attack Targeting MicroStrategy Users

The attack occurred on Monday morning and revolved around the dissemination of malicious links promoting a fake airdrop of a non-existent “MSTR” token purportedly based on the Ethereum blockchain.

Unsuspecting users who clicked on these links were redirected to a fraudulent webpage cleverly designed to mimic MicroStrategy’s legitimate platform.

Upon arrival at the fake webpage, users were prompted to connect their crypto wallets. By doing so, they unknowingly granted the attackers the necessary permissions to access and drain their cryptocurrency holdings.

MicroStrategy: Target of Repeat Cyber Attacks

This recent breach isn’t the first time MicroStrategy has been targeted by malicious actors seeking to exploit its established reputation and loyal following. In 2022, the company’s CEO, Michael Saylor, fell victim to impersonation on social media, where he was used to promote a fake cryptocurrency giveaway.

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According to findings by blockchain sleuth ZachXBT and anti-scam platform Scam Sniffer, the losses resulting from this elaborate scam have already surpassed $440,000. Shockingly, one individual alone lost a staggering $420,000 worth of various altcoins.

there was a second best after all

(hacked acc if not obvious lol) pic.twitter.com/cdLqbqiiCO

— Spreek (@spreekaway) February 26, 2024

This latest incident underscores a concerning trend where hackers leverage compromised accounts of trusted individuals and companies within the crypto space. By manipulating user trust, they succeed in stealing digital assets, highlighting the need for heightened vigilance and security measures within the community.

someone lost $424,786 worth of $wBAI, $wPOKT, and $CHEX to phishing scams about 5 minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/GEJvHEXuM7

— Scam Sniffer | Web3 Anti-Scam (@realScamSniffer) February 26, 2024

Phishing Attacks on Rise in Crypto Industry

The recent hack on MicroStrategy is part of a wider problem affecting the crypto world. Back in January 2023, the official accounts of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and CoinGecko, a popular crypto data site, were also hacked. This led to fake news spreading and attempts to trick people into scams.

Similarly, in the same year, hackers targeted Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s account. They used it to share a fake link from ConsenSys, a major blockchain company, tricking many followers into sending over $700,000.

These events show how vulnerable social media platforms are to these types of attacks. They remind us all to be extra careful when we see online offers, especially those promising free tokens or rewards.

Experts say it’s crucial to double-check any information before clicking on links or sharing wallet details, especially if it’s from someone or somewhere you trust.

MicroStrategy’s Silence on Recent Hack Raises Concerns

MicroStrategy hasn’t said anything official about the recent hack on its X account. This silence has left users and the wider crypto community without any updates on what’s happening.

People have different ideas about why MicroStrategy hasn’t spoken up yet. Some might think it shows the company wasn’t careful enough and didn’t handle the security breach well. Others might think MicroStrategy is having a hard time dealing with the problem and figuring out how to fix it, so they’re taking longer to give updates.

Important: Please note that this article is only meant to provide information and should not be taken as legal, tax, investment, financial, or any other type of advice.

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