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Crypto Thieves Lurk on Social Media to Steal NFTs – ST

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and chat platforms Discord and Telegram are key platforms crypto hacks use to mount scams, report says


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Tokyo said it wants to to do more to protect supply chains and infrastructure from hacking and cyberattacks, and ensure that technology critical to national security is not stolen. Photo: Reuters.

 

Scammers are increasingly taking to social media as a tool to execute elaborate crypto and non-fungible token (NFT) scams, the Straits Times reported, citing the instance of the US$3 million hack involving NFTs from the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a new sensation among global celebrities.

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and chat platforms Discord and Telegram are key platforms that crypto hacks use to mount such scams, the report said, citing Ronghui Gu, chief security officer of blockchain security firm CertiK.

 

Read the full report: The Straits Times.

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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