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10.04.2022 Featured Hackers Take Over OPay Twitter Account, Direct NFT Owners to Fake Website

Published 10th Apr, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

The verified Twitter account of OPay, a popular fintech company in Nigeria, has been hacked.

After the account was hacked on April 6, it was used to promote a cloned website to mislead owners of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) into giving up their prized assets.

The verified Twitter account has sent several tweets since Wednesday, tagging Twitter handles belonging to NFT owners and entrepreneurs.

“The Twitter account is being worked on. Presently, it has been compromised so we are currently working on it,” OPay customer care told FIJ on Sunday.

According to Investopedia, NFTs are cryptographic assets on a blockchain with unique identification codes and metadata that distinguish them from one another.

In simple terms, an NFT is an item in digital format that has been secured as a unique item through blockchain technology. NFTs are easily sold as collectibles like artworks, photographs, videos and sports cards, and are usually purchased using cryptocurrency, especially Ethereum.

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On Wednesday, the hacked account tweeted, urging NFT owners to protect their NFTs by visiting a cloned website. The tweet has amassed no less than 4,450 likes. Twitter had not suspended the hijacked account at press time.

The authentic version of the cloned website, revoke.cash, is used to protect Ethereum token balances by revoking permissions previously granted to applications. Rosco Kalis, founder of revoke.cash, warned users in February to be careful of fake Twitter accounts and websites. Kalis created a Twitter account for revoke.cash to counter bogus accounts in February.

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Published 10th Apr, 2022

By Joseph Adeiye

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