Arthur Madrid, co-founder and CEO of metaverse project The Sandbox, was the victim of a Twitter account hack on May 26, according to a post from Madrid that was apparently made after he recovered the account. The attacker allegedly used Madrid’s account to promote a fake “airdrop” phishing scam.
In Madrid’s post, he warned Sandbox users that they should “never click on any link that promote Airdrop or URL and look SCAMMY - and not 100% using our proper and unique URL/domain name : http://sandbox.game.”
Four hours before Madrid’s post, The Sandbox’s official Twitter account also warned that a scammer had taken control of the account and was promoting “a scam / phishing link for a fake airdrop of SAND tokens.”
The post included a screenshot of the alleged scam post, which advertised a SAND token airdrop and encouraged users to “check eligibility and claim on the site,” referring users to a website with a different URL than the official one.
As of 8:26 pm UTC, the alleged scam site appears to have been taken down, as it now produces a 404 error.
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