Aptos Foundation Twitter account hacked to promote fake airdrop

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  • An Aptos Foundation Twitter account appears to have been hacked, with the perpetuators promoting a fake airdrop.

A Twitter account belonging to the Aptos Foundation appears to have been hacked, with those responsible directing people to a fraudulent website that offers the chance to participate in a fake airdrop.

The fraudulent post references an airdrop on the Ethereum blockchain. Aptos CEO Mo Shaikh's Twitter account also appears it may have been hacked as part of the scam attempt.

Aptos Labs quickly posted a warning to Twitter, advising people not to engage with a link that directs to a convincing, but fake website where users are urged to click a "claim" button which then provides a QR code aimed at duping people into connecting their wallet.

"We’ve received official communication from Aptos Foundation that @Aptos_Network has been compromised." the post reads. "The latest tweet regarding an $APT airdrop is fraudulent. Please DO NOT engage with that tweet or the link provided."



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