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CertiK’s social media hacked, users warned against phishing links disguised as Uniswap exploit CertiK’s social media hacked, users warned against phishing links disguised as Uniswap exploit

CertiK’s social media hacked, users warned against phishing links disguised as Uniswap exploit

The hacker posted a malicious link about a fake Uniswap router exploit on the CertiK's account.

CertiK’s social media hacked, users warned against phishing links disguised as Uniswap exploit

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Blockchain security firm CertiK confirmed that its official X (formerly Twitter) account was compromised earlier today, Jan. 5.

The firm advised the crypto community not to interact with any posts from the account, adding that it was investigating the incident.

Images circulating on social media showed that the attacker posted a phishing link with a fake message about a re-entrancy exploit of Uniswap Router. Uniswap is the largest decentralized exchange trading platform on Ethereum, with a total value locked of nearly $3.8 billion, according to DeFillama data. The news had no impact on Uniswap’s operations.

The post urged the community to revoke access to the link via a Revoke Cash link. However, observers immediately pointed out that the attached link was a phishing link that would drain the wallets of unsuspecting individuals.

A look at CertiK’s official account showed that the compromising post had been removed as of press time. However, the firm has yet to issue another statement about gaining control of the account.

It was unclear if any fund was lost to the compromise at the time of reporting.

CertiK has yet to respond to CryptoSlate’s request for additional commentary as of press time.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time that CertiK’s online presence has been compromised. Wu Blockchain reported that the Discord on Certik’s official website was recently replaced with phishing links.

Phishing scams are one of the most common means of attack against the emerging industry and have resulted in the loss of millions of funds. CryptoSlate reported that these kinds of attacks resulted in the loss of around $300 million last year.

CertiK is one of the leading blockchain security firms in the industry. According to its website, major technological firms like Apple and Samsung have recognized the firm’s contribution.

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