Indian politician Twitter account hacked, possibly be a crypto scam amid EthereumMerge hype
Indian politician BJP leader Rahul Kothari from Bhopal, Madhyapradesh Twitter account has been hacked and the hacker has changed the account name to Vitalik Buterin co-founder of Ethereum, as well post "Ethereum foundation giving away 50,000 ETH"
The BJP leader further noted that he will take this issue to the IT ministry as well as raised complain over the misuse of verified accounts by scammers.
Hacker tweets on Rahul Kothari's account "To celebrate the Merge, Ethereum Foundation giving away 50,000 ETH! First come, first served https://ETHMERGES.BLOGSPOT.COM,"
To celebrate the Merge, Ethereum Foundation giving away 50,000 ETH!— Rahul Kothari (@RahulKothariBJP) September 15, 2022
First come, first served https://t.co/ayi3GiZsEb
You can participate apply once. Please hurry!
The Ethereum Merge update has increased the number of hackers attempting to dupe users by posing as Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin using Verified Twitter accounts.
Furthermore, during the Ethereum merge, Sathvik Vishwanath co-founder & CEO of Unocoin an Indian crypto exchange expressed that Ethereum is taking one of the biggest revolutionary steps taken by a blockchain.
"From the technical point of view, this shift might take longer than estimated and can take any turn out of predictions. With the new mechanism in place and shifting, the entire algorithm might have its own consequences and right now it's too early to predict if it’ll be negative or positive,"
Related: Ethereum Blockchain Migrates to Proof of Stake After Completion of The Merge