Danger as wave of crypto influencers and celeb X accounts are hacked


A string of industry influencers and celebrities had their X accounts hacked over the weekend, shilling everything from Luna2 and ORDI to celebrity-inspired memecoins.

Among the latest victims is Gigantic-Cassocked-Rebirth — known as GCR — a pseudonymous cryptocurrency investor known for profiting from contrarian trades — who confirmed their X account was hacked.

GCR’s X account on May 26 posted about ORDI and Luna2.0, sending both tokens up 6% and 274% momentarily.

Many commented that the hacker could have used the account to shill a microcap coin but chose to post the two tokens instead — which resulted in limited gains.

“GCR hacker fumbled the bag hard,” said crypto analyst Miles Deutscher.

“Bro could’ve picked ANY believable micro cap to pump 10-20x, yet chose to shill ORDI and LUNA2 for a measly 10% wick.”

ORDI (ORDI) has already amassed a market cap of $856 million and, therefore has less upside than small-cap coins.

Source: GCR

However, the GCR hack could be just one small part of a wider attack on celebrity X accounts, the community warns.

“GCR already told us today that there’s an operation going on hacking big twitter accounts,” revealed Udi Wertheimer, a Bitcoin developer and Ordinals commentator.

“As more niche celebs are popping up by the minute launching meme coins — on a long weekend when platform engineers are away — i recommend that you guys be very careful.”

Rich The Kid posts memecoin RICH

The X account of American rapper “Rich The Kid” (Dimitri Leslie Roger) posted a link for his 2.3 million followers to buy the new token “RICH” — which was launched on Solana memecoin creator tool pump.fun.

It has amassed a $90,000 market cap within the first two hours of launch, DEX Screener data shows.

No statement has been made confirming whether Rich The Kid’s X account was hacked, but the post has been deleted.

Source: Rich The Kid

Deepfake or Caitlyn Jenner?

Around the same time, a new memecoin “JENNER,” was promoted by the X account of American media personality Caitlyn Jenner — which has already amassed a $4.7 million market cap since it launched about four hours ago, according to DEX Screener.

Many industry pundits also believe the posts are a result of a hacker. This one has been more convincing however as it cuts across two social media platforms and even includes several videos showing Jenner assuring the crypto token and the posts are genuine.

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“Yes, this crypto on my account is real,” the video of Jenner said their 3.3 million X followers.

“If you wanna get in on this, get in in a hurry, OK, get in right now.”

The JENNER token was also launched on pump.fun. Interestingly, the crypto wallet posted by Jenner is the exact wallet posted by adult content creator Kazumi, who was hacked promoting the coin “ZUMI” on May 20.

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