The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) account on the X platform was compromised to publish a fake message about the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs, writes Forklog.
►Read the Ministry of Finance's Facebook page: main financial news
The now deleted tweet said that the regulator had allowed the listing of products on all registered national securities exchanges. The message allegedly included a quote from SEC Chairman Gary Gensler.
“The SEC's social media account X was hacked and an unauthorized post was published. The Commission did not approve the listing and trading of spot bitcoin exchange products,” the head of the department wrote.
The @SECGov twitter account was compromised, and an unauthorized tweet was posted. The SEC has not approved the listing and trading of spot bitcoin exchange-traded products.
— Gary Gensler (@GaryGensler) January 9, 2024
The price of the first cryptocurrency against the background of the publication of a fake message from the Commission jumped to at $48,000. After the information was refuted, the rate adjusted. At the time of publication, quotes are near $46,000, having lost 1.5% in a day (CoinGecko).