• Steve Aoki’s Twitter account was hacked to perpetrate a phishing scam using a fake airdrop link for the $PSYOP memecoin.
• Ben.eth unwittingly quote tweeted the post containing the phishing link, leading to roughly $170,000 in losses for people exposed to the link.
• Ben.eth promised to refund everyone who lost their Ethereum and asked victims to reach out via email and confirm they had their funds stolen.
Steve Aoki’s Twitter Account Hacked
On-chain sleuth Zachxbt tweeted on May 26 that hackers had compromised Steve Aoki’s Twitter account to perpetrate a phishing scam using a fake airdrop link for the $PSYOP memecoin.
Ben.eth Unwittingly Quote Tweeted Phishing Link
Ben.eth unwittingly quote tweeted the post containing the phishing link thinking it was from the real Steve Aoki — leading to roughly $170,000 in losses for people exposed to the link. Victims approached Zachxbt after falling prey to the scam and he quickly raised the alarm and alerted Ben.eth, who immediately deleted the tweet to stop any further losses.
Ben.eth responded on Twitter and said he was unaware of the account being hacked, saying: “I DID NOT KNOW AOKI WAS HACKED. HOW COULD I?”
Aoki did not make a public statement on the matter and has yet to respond to CryptoSlate’s request for comment at press time.
Ben Promises Refunds
Ben promised refunds for anyone affected by this hack, asking victims of contact him via e-mail with details of their funds stolen if they wished receive compensation as soon as possible .
In conclusion , Ben .eth is working diligently ensure that all those affected by this unfortunate incident are compensated promptly . He has vowed refund victims ,and it remains seen how much money can be recovered from this attack .