The Twitter account of OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was hacked on Tuesday to promote a crypto scram.
- Carl Pei seemed be tweeting that his new company, Nothing, was introducing a cryptocurrency and would-be investors could participate in its initial coin offering by sending ethereum to a designated address.
- The China-born Swedish entrepreneur left electronics manufacturer OnePlus in October 2020 to set up Nothing, which is set to unveil its first products in June.
- Hacks of high-profile Twitter accounts are nothing new. Most notably in July of last year the accounts of some of the world's most-followed individuals, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West and Joe Biden, were hacked to request amounts of bitcoin be sent to designated addresses with a promise of double being sent in return. The perpetrators netted around $120,000 from the scam.
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