Azuki non-fungible token (NFT) airdrop scams have been targeting verified Twitter accounts belonging to the Indian Ministry of Education.
Hackers breached the Twitter account of India’s University Grant Commission (UGC), which has over 295,000 followers, on Sunday.
When the hackers accessed UGC’s profile, they replaced the profile picture with a picture of an Azuki-related image.
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After six hours, the account was retrieved by the UGC, a statutory organisation established by the Ministry of Education to oversee and uphold standards of higher education in India.
An airdrop of Beanz, an NFT that was given to Azuki NFT holders in the past week, then appeared on the scammer’s page.
Unwitting account holders who accepted the request to connect their Ethereum wallets were put at risk of losing their NFTs.
Verified accounts belonging to journalists and media personalities have reported similar incidents in the previous week.
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