Crypto Scammers Swarm To Take Advantage Of Verified Twitter Handles After Merge Arrival

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It has been 24 hours since the Ethereum blockchain has historically gone green, with the advent of its eco-friendly upgrade, called Merge. However, the excitement surrounding this launch has been mixed with the threat of scams taking a toll on unsuspecting Ethereum enthusiasts, putting them at financial risk. Scammers seem to be fishing for access information for verified Twitter accounts, later the account of the Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin. Later they are using these hacked verified accounts to post about fake gifts and try to lure potential victims into their vicious scam webs.

Recently, the verified handle (vitalik-buterin) of India’s Go First airline was compromised by unknown hackers, who changed the name of the handle to Vitalik Buterin, giving 100,000 Ether coins on a first-come-first-served basis. Had been.

A potentially malicious link was also shared by GoFirst, which was founded as GoAir, an Indian ultra-low-cost airline based in Mumbai, Maharashtra and owned by the Wadia Group.

The scam was immediately noticed by Twitter users, who posted screenshots and attempted to spread awareness.

Over the past few days, screenshots of similar ether giveaway posts from verified accounts under the name of Buterin surfaced on Twitter, raising alerts about these potential crypto scams.

Hackers are also changing the profile pictures of accounts similar to Buterin.

Members of the crypto community are urging each other to check the usernames of all handles featuring the name and picture of the Ethereum co-founder in order to identify and report fake ones.

Essentially, now the Ethereum blockchain has transitioned from its previous, power-intensive ‘Proof-of-Work (PoW)’ mining model to an energy-efficient ‘Proof-of-Stake (PoS)’ mining model. This upgrade has reduced the power consumption of the Ethereum blockchain by 99.95 percent.


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