January 4, 2024.
The X account of Mandiant, Google’s cybersecurity firm, was compromised and used to promote a cryptocurrency scam. The attackers, posing as Phantom, a legitimate crypto wallet, took over Mandiant’s X account to post scams directing users to a website claiming to offer token awards. Mandiant regained control after several hours of unauthorized activity. The incident highlights the ongoing security concerns on X, with high-profile accounts being targeted for scams. The platform has a history of such incidents, including the infamous Bitcoin scam in July 2020. Critics argue that security issues persist on X, and vulnerabilities remain unpatched, posing risks for users.