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Doja Cat Among Celebs Whose X Accounts Were Hacked to Promote Memecoins

Key Takeaways

  • Doja Cat's X account was hacked to promote a memecoin called DOJA;
  • Despite the hack, the token saw limited activity;
  • This incident is part of a trend of celebrity accounts being hacked for crypto scams.
Doja Cat Among Celebs Whose X Accounts Were Hacked to Promote Memecoins

American rapper and singer Doja Cat became the latest celebrity victim of an X account hack aimed to promote a Solana-based memecoin.

Her account started posting about crypto on July 8, urging her 5.6 million followers to "buy $DOJA or else." The hacker posted over twenty tweets and deleted the singer's profile picture and bio.

Doja Cat addressed the issue on Instagram, informing her fans that she had no involvement in the crypto-related posts.

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X users were quick to recognize the unusual activity as a hack, flagging the suspicious posts.

Among the posts, the hacker mentioned other celebrities, including Iggy Azalea, who has shown interest in cryptocurrencies with the launch of her MOTHER memecoin. Azalea responded to the mention in an X post, saying:

Get rugged if you want, but I'm cool with that girl in real life, so you messed up with that tweet, hackers. [REDACTED]

Despite the hacker's efforts, the DOJA token, hosted on Solana market maker Raydium, did not generate significant activity compared to similar past incidents. The token saw just over 15,000 transactions, resulting in a trading volume of about $2.24 million.

This hack is part of a troubling trend of celebrity social media accounts being hacked to promote fraudulent crypto schemes. Recently, the X accounts of actress Sydney Sweeney, rapper 50 Cent, and former wrestler Hulk Hogan were hacked for a similar purpose.

The increasing frequency of such incidents underscores the security challenges faced by social media platforms and the need for enhanced protective measures, especially for high-profile users.

In related news, soccer icon Lionel Messi recently posted an Instagram story promoting the WATER memecoin. The project claims to tackle environmental issues but shows signs of a pump-and-dump scheme.

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