PwC Venezuela, one of the Big Four accounting firms, had its official Twitter account hacked, and the hacker has been using it to spread links to scams involving the giveaway of XRP tokens.
PwC Venezuela’s Twitter account was compromised by an attacker, who, as of the time this writing was written, has been actively posting links to cryptocurrency phishing sites for the past eight hours. It is clear that PwC officials have not yet realized that their account has been compromised because the hacker’s tweets remain to be active after they have been posted.
Investors who click on the links remain to put themselves at risk of being taken advantage of by the hacker. Taking into consideration that PwC Veleneula’s Twitter account currently has over 37,000 followers, the threat could potentially have catastrophic consequences if it is not immediately mitigated.
In the wake of an alleged hack that resulted in the theft of $32 million, the Brazilian crypto lending platform BlueBenx has recently prevented 22,000 users from withdrawing funds (or 160 million Brazilian real).
The statement illustrates the general mistrust that investors have in centralized crypto exchanges.
In reference to the hack, an investor who wished to remain anonymous told Portal to do Bitcoin: