Arthur Madrid, co-founder and CEO of metaverse project The Sandbox, was the victim of a Twitter account hack on May 26, according to a post from Madrid that was apparently made after he recovered the account.
The attacker allegedly used Madrid’s account to promote a fake “airdrop” phishing scam.In Madrid’s post, he warned Sandbox users that they should “never click on any link that promote Airdrop or URL and look SCAMMY - and not 100% using our proper and unique URL/domain name : http://sandbox.game.”My Twitter was hacked today.
and now is back. Please never click on any link that promote Airdrop or URL and look SCAMMY - and not 100% using our proper and unique URL/domain name : https://t.co/X3rXN9z8z7Four hours before Madrid’s post, The Sandbox’s official Twitter account also warned that a scammer had taken control of the account and was promoting “a scam / phishing link for a fake airdrop of SAND tokens.”The post included a screenshot of the alleged scam post, which advertised a SAND token airdrop and encouraged users to “check eligibility and claim on the site,” referring users to a website with a different URL than the official one.The Sandbox team stated that they were “working on getting the site down and fix it ASAP.”⚠️ Our CEO & Co-Founder Arthur Madrid's Twitter account has been hacked ⚠️The hacker is posting a scam / phishing link for a fake airdrop of SAND tokens.⛔️Do NOT click on the link and instead report the post so it is blocked.
We're working on getting the site down and fix… pic.twitter.com/sOqzAV5OUTAs of 8:26 pm UTC, the alleged scam site appears to have been taken down, as it now produces a 404 error. Related: Six Tools Used by Hackers to Steal Cryptocurrency: How to Protect Wallets PhishingRead more on cointelegraph.com