Nothing CEO & OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei’s Twitter account hacked To Announce New Nothing Cryptocurrency Based on Ethereum. Recently, the Realme India support team’s account was briefly hacked and used to run a cryptocurrency scam by changing the Realme Twitter handle name to Tesla and replied to Elon Musk’s tweets. However, the account was restored within 15 minutes.
Carl Pei has advised his followers not to send their ETH to the mentioned address. The tweet was deleted minutes after it was published and Pei confirmed that his Twitter account was indeed hacked. He added the tweet was fake and advised readers to not send their ETH to the mentioned address.
The Twitter account claimed that his company is launching its first product in the crypto space. However, Carl was quick to respond to Engadget Senior Editor Richard Lai stating that the tweet is fake and his account was hacked. In case it is still not clear, do not send any Ethereum to the fake address.
Pei gained popularity for co-founding smartphone company OnePlus along with Pete Lau in 2013. He, however, exited the company last year to build Nothing. This is the second such event wherein a notable Twitter account was hacked to post a crypto scam.
This isn’t the first time a high-profile Twitter handle has been hacked in connection with a crypto scam. Accounts including Barack Obama, current US President, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West, among others to gather digital currency.