• 12/04/2024 09:27

SEC X-account hacked to publish fake Bitcoin ETF approval

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.

X-account SEC hacked to publish fake approval of Bitcoin ETF

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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.

X-account SEC hacked to publish fake approval of Bitcoin ETF

“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 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).

X-account SEC hacked to publish fake approval of Bitcoin ETF

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