The profile of Exame magazine on Twitter suffered a hacker invasion on Wednesday. The attackers took control of the page, which has more than 2.8 million followers, and began offering NFT sales.
The group pinned one of the tweets to the Exame profile with a message that leads to a profile from the NFT collection doodle in the Linktree link aggregator. In it there is only a link that invites users to receive a token for free.
However, it is likely that it is all a scam with the aim of stealing NFTs or cryptocurrencies from users. So, avoid clicking on any links made available by these attackers.
Hackers invade Exame’s profile and publish tweets
The intrusion started at 6:47 pm on Wednesday, when the hackers published the first tweet. Then, within nearly three hours, the attackers posted nine more messages, all about a collection of NFTs called the Doodle.
This collection is known on the OpenSea platform and is made up of 10,000 NFTs created by an artist named Burnt Toast. As reported by Cryptheory, the collection has hired none other than singer Pharrell Williams as its head of brands.
According to data from OpenSea, the collection is one of the 15 most traded in the last 24 hours and has a price floor of 11.2 Ether (ETH), which is worth around BRL 92,000 in current values.
Of the nine tweets, eight of them contain messages and animated GIFs referring to the collection, as a way of “publicizing” the NFTs. But the pinned tweet takes the user to a claim page, where he can supposedly get a free Doodle.
Hackers post fake collection ad.
However, this is a fake ad as it bears the name of Doodles 2 – a collection that was not even created. The company behind the Doodles has indeed announced a second collection, which will be more affordable, only there is still no release date for the collection.
As of the writing of this text, Exame’s Twitter profile remains under the hacker’s control and messages about the Doodles remain active. Therefore, avoid clicking on any links and never, under any circumstances, provide your wallet address to claim NFTs other than by an official source.