The scammers targeted the Belgian organization’s account.
The official Twitter account of a non-profit Belgian organization has been attacked, Cointelegraph reported today. The attackers accounted for Coinbase’s account.
The fraudsters targeted the official Twitter account of the Federation of Businesses in Belgium (FEB), a non-profit organization that considers the interests of Belgian businesses. After capturing FEB’s account, the scammers changed the account to appear linked to Coinbase. The account description was changed to ”Official Coinbase Promotion Account“ . In addition, the profile and cover image with Coinbase replacing fraudsters also added a link to the official site of the stock exchange.
However, fraudsters were unable to change the name of the account, VBOFEB, which is the combination of the abbreviation of the organization’s name in Dutch and French.
The promotional tweet shared by the scammers reminds me of a previously encountered method. According to the post, the followers have to make a small amount of shipments first to earn more im
The post shared with the followers was in honor of the fact that Coinbase’s user base would exceed the 30,000,000 figure and the users would be rewarded with a 3.00 BTC prize.
But there was a lot of proof that the sharing was done for fraud, the name of the identifier was different, it contained inconsistent numbers and it was full of grammatical errors. Specifically, the number of users was written as 30,000,000.
Ran Neuner, who hosted Crypto Trader at CNBC, announced in October that the number of user accounts of Coinbase, one of the largest crypto money exchanges in the world, reached 25 million and 600,000 users were active in the platform.
On the other hand, the first time on Twitter crypto money fraud is not experienced. Previously, Charlie Lee and Elon Musk, such as imitating or trying to try a few more frauds had happened.