Malicious actors have hacked a number of Twitter accounts, including verified accounts, in an Elon Musk giveaway scam. Security researches MalwareHunterTeam have seen an increase in the number of verified Twitter accounts being hacked by a scam which claims that Elon Musk is giving away cryptocurrency. Accounts are compromised by replying to the giveaway tweet. The tweet contains links to a Medium article promoting the giveaway, with the article containing further links to the scams landing page.
The MalwareHunterTeam said that most of the accounts that have been compromised by the scam have been dormant with no activity from the owner. The said that a “big %, but not all. At least 2-3 was active within a few weeks to few days, of those one looked possible the last activities was not from the original owner but of course couldn’t verify.”