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Scammer Hacked UGC India Twitter Account and Promoted a Fake Azuki NFT Airdrop

Quick take:

  • The official Twitter handle of India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) was hacked by Twitter scammers.
  • The scammers changed the Twitter profile picture and bio and made several fake promotional tweets about the Azuki NFT airdrop.
  • The account has now been restored.

The University Grants Commission's Twitter account was hacked late Saturday night. Ever since, the account has been in the spotlight. According to the latest news, the official Twitter account has already been restored. 

The hackers not only hijacked the account but also sent out multiple tweets about NFTs from it. The official website is linked to the UGC Twitter account, with over 296,000 followers. The intrusion was discovered after some unknown hackers gained control of UGC India's Twitter account and sent out a long string of unrelated tweets tagging countless strange people worldwide.

A never-ending spree of Twitter account hacks

Hackers are on a verified Twitter account hacking spree, trying to get the maximum number of verified Twitter accounts to promote fake giveaways and scams. The Azuki NFT scam has been popping up quite often recently.

The scammers change the stolen account's profile images and impersonate one of the Azuki project's co-creators.

The fraudsters then inundate the account with a Beanz airdrop that was only available to current Azuki NFT holders. The attackers use the hacked accounts to deceive individuals into claiming a bean and connecting their Ethereum wallets. The scammers quickly drain the NFTs from their wallets after gaining access to them.

The scammers hack into these verified Twitter accounts mainly through phishing emails. The attack rings bells as it is almost similar to the ApeCoin scam.

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