Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s co-founder, allegedly had his X (formerly Twitter) account compromised. According to prominent blockchain investigator ZachXBT, the incident has led to victims collectively losing over $691,000 after clicking on a malicious link.
In a Sept. 9 post on X, Dmitry Buterin, the father of Vitalik, announced that his son’s account had been compromised:
“Disregard this post, apparently Vitalik has been hacked. He is working on restoring access.”
The post he was referring to has since been deleted. It was published on Buterin’s account, claiming to celebrate the arrival of “Proto-Danksharding coming to Ethereum.“
The hacker shared a malicious link to an alleged free commemorative nonfungible token (NFT) available, enticing victims to connect their wallets before ultimately stealing all their funds.
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