• Steve Aoki’s Twitter account was hacked and the hackers used a phishing scam link for the $PSYOP memecoin.
• Ben.eth unwittingly quote tweeted the post containing the phishing link, leading to roughly $170,000 in losses for those exposed to it.
• Ben.eth has since promised to refund anyone who lost their Ethereum to this scam if they reach out via email and confirm their loss.
Steve Aoki’s Twitter Account Hacked
On May 26th, on-chain sleuth Zachxbt tweeted that hackers had compromised Steve Aoki’s Twitter account to perpetrate a phishing scam using a fake airdrop link for the $PSYOP memecoin. This led to roughly $170,000 in losses for those exposed to it.
Ben.eth Unwittingly Quote Tweeted Phishing Link
Ben.eth unwittingy 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 it. Victims approached Zachxbt after falling prey to the scam and he quickly raised alarm and alerted Ben.eth who immediately deleted his tweet in order to stop any further losses.
Ben .eth Responds
Ben .eth responded on Twitter saying he was unaware of Aoki’s account being hacked and that he could not have known about it as he did not have access or insight into his private accounts: “I DID NOT KNOW AOKI WAS HACKED. HOW COULD I?”
Aoki Has Yet To Respond
Steve Aoki has yet to make a public statement on this matter or respond directly to CryptoSlate’s enquiries about what happened and how those affected by this hack can be compensated or reimbursed for their losses.