Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of the Input-Output Global software team behind the Cardano (ADA) blockchain solution, received threats from a YouTube scam who pretended to be him through a hacked account.
Christo Seby Accuses Charles Hoskinson of hacking a YouTube Account
According to an email screenshot shared by Mr Hoskinson, he was contacted by an Internet user named Christo Seby. Mr Seby claimed he was from Kerala on the Malabar coast of India.
He accused Charles Hoskinson of hacking the YouTube account of Ashkar Techy, a local YouTube influencer who posted videos of cars and dating for 650,000 subscribers.
An angry Seby asked for the account to be returned to its owner. He claimed that if not, the inventor of Cardano (ADA) would be “in danger”. Hackers on the Ashkar Techy channel appear to be using it to promote “giveaway scams” on behalf of Charles Hoskinson.
The Indian YouTube community approves the attack on the Ashkar Techy channel. Many video bloggers started reporting on the hacking yesterday, July 26, 2021.
Fraudsters and Hackers Fuel the Threat
Mr Hoskinson frequently reports fraud related to his actions and requires social networks to check his legal channels. Therefore, he admitted that the sender of the ultimatum did not understand how the social media platform worked:
“Nothing like someone getting hacked to facilitate a giveaway scam and then immediately threatening me because they don’t understand how Google works. Thanks, Christo!”
According to his public LinkedIn profile, Christo Seby may be studying at the Institute of Global Integrated Management in Kerala.
Fxcryptonews advises you to stay away from any active advertising opportunity to get free tokens from cryptocurrency giants like Cardano (ADA) because it is obviously a scam. Campaigns that use the image of high-ranking officials are no exception.