Microsoft India’s X account fell victim to a sophisticated crypto scam that leveraged the online persona of Keith Gill, who gained fame for his involvement in the GameStop short squeeze.

The hackers utilized Gill’s “Roaring Kitty” handle to promote a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme, luring unsuspecting followers into a trap.

The compromised account posted tweets promoting a fake crypto token giveaway, encouraging users to connect their crypto wallets to a malicious website. This tactic, known as a “wallet drainer,” aims to steal digital assets from unsuspecting victims.

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Phishing site pushed via Microsoft India’s hijacked X account (BleepingComputer)

Recently, X users have been targeted in a massive wave of account hijacks, leading to verified organizations falling victim to hacks promoting cryptocurrency scams and wallet drainers.

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