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Elon Musk impersonators target Ministry of Rural Development’s verified Twitter handle

Of late, there has been a rise in similar incidents where scammers pose as celebs to trick crypto enthusiasts on social media.

The verified Twitter account of the Ministry of Rural Development under the Indian government was allegedly hacked by scammers pretending to be Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Later, the account was restored, and the Ministry in a tweet said that it was the result of a 'technical glitch'. On January 28, scammers took over the account, changed the name of the account from the Ministry of Rural Development to Elon Musk, according to screengrabs of the compromised account provided by the Malware Hunter Team. https://twitter.com/malwrhunterteam/status/1486762119500636166 Several tweets were posted in a matter of a few hours. One of the tweets, now deleted, read "Je m'aple syrup'. This was an exact copy of what Musk tweeted from his real account, and the screengrabs show, that as a result, many people fell for the tweet from the compromised MRD account. It had around…

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