Crypto Influencer’s X Accounts Hacked to Push Meme Coins

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Key Takeaways

  • Several crypto celebrities, including GCR, Rich the Kid, and allegedly Caitlyn Jenner, were hacked on X to promote cryptocurrencies.
  • GCR's account was used to boost ORDI and Luna 2.0, leading to temporary price surges of 6% and 274%.
  • Caitlyn Jenner's account promoted a token named $JENNER, suspected to be a deepfake, with the wallet address linked to another recent crypto hack incident.

Several crypto celebrities, including trader GCR, Rich the Kid, and even allegedly Caitlyn Jenner, were hacked on Twitter to promote crypto.

Among the notable victims was Gigantic-Cassocked-Rebirth (GCR), a pseudonymous crypto investor, who confirmed their X account was compromised.

GCR’s compromised X account, with over 247,900 followers, was used to promote ORDI and Luna 2.0. This led to their temporary price surges of 6% and 274%, respectively.

Luna 2.0 price | Source: CoinMarketCap
Luna 2.0 price | Source: CoinMarketCap

As of press time, GCR has protected their tweets.

Gigantic Cassocked Rebirth on Twitter

Other celebrities affected

Udi Wertheimer, a Bitcoin developer and Ordinals supporter, cautioned that the GCR’s hack incident might be part of a larger campaign targeting celebrity X accounts.

It included those of mumble rapper Rich the Kid and media personality Caitlyn Jenner.

For Rich the Kid, a new token called $RICH was promoted on his X account. It launched on the Solana-based meme coin platform pump.fun. According to DEX Screener data, $RICH generated a $90K market cap within the first two minutes of the launch, but its value plummeted by 30% shortly after.

$RICH token market cap | Source: TradingView
$RICH token market cap | Source: TradingView

Pump.fun is a Solana-based platform that enables users to create and launch meme coins and tokens easily. It offers a simple token creation tool for a small fee of around 0.02 SOL per token.

Although the X post promoting $RICH has since been deleted, Rich the Kid’s management team has released no official confirmation.

Caitlyn Jenner’s Deepfake?

Caitlyn Jenner’s account also promoted a meme coin named $JENNER. Following the promotion, the token’s market capitalization grew to $22 million, based on aggregated data from Raydium and GeckoTerminal.

Despite Jenner posting a video assuring followers of the posts’ authenticity, many industry experts believe her account was hacked and the video promoting the token was a deepfake.

Furthermore, the crypto wallet address posted by Jenner matches the one used by adult content creator Kazumi, whose account was hacked last week to promote a token that rugged investors.

At press time, the identity of the malicious actor has not been revealed. No entity has claimed responsibility for the crypto influencers’ hack event, and it remains unclear whether these incidents are the work of a single hacker or a coordinated group.