OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei on Tuesday stated that his Twitter account was compromised. The hackers having access to Pei’s Twitter fraudulently introduced his enterprise into cryptocurrency house and have been asking to ship Ether in alternate for a brand new cryptocurrency known as Nothing Coin. The Swedish entrepreneur urged his followers to not ship any Ether or private data to cryptocurrency accounts which might be claiming to be of his newly established startup Nothing. Pei gained reputation for co-founding smartphone firm OnePlus together with Pete Lau in 2013. He, nonetheless, exited the corporate final 12 months to construct Nothing.
Pei stated in a tweet that the hackers have been capable of inject the tweet asking for Ether after hacking his IFTTT account. He requested his followers to not ship Ether or any of their private data to cryptocurrency accounts claiming to be of Nothing.
“I’ve deleted all third apps connecting to my Twitter,” Pei stated. He additionally supplied a screenshot displaying the false tweet.
Via permissions granted to my @IFTTT which was hacked, this Tweet was injected asking on your ETH. Please don’t ship any ETH or your private information to cryptocurrency accounts claiming to be @Nothing. I’ve deleted all third occasion apps connecting to my Twitter. pic.twitter.com/WWx7Q4nPAh
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 25, 2021
The tweet offering clarification was additionally shared by Nothing India chief and former Samsung India govt Manu Sharma on Twitter to let folks not fall into the entice and ship any particulars to the hackers.
A few of Pei’s followers thought-about the tweet falsely informing in regards to the cryptocurrency plans as legit initially. Nonetheless, Pei managed to carry out his clarification in simply over an hour after the tweet was posted.
Pei is at present busy constructing Nothing from scratch. The startup not too long ago introduced Ear 1 actually wi-fi (TWS) earbuds as its first product that may debut subsequent month.
In October final 12 months, Pei left OnePlus to carry Nothing as his new enterprise. The startup acquired Important — the smartphone firm established by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. It additionally partnered with Stockholm-based design agency Teenage Engineering in February to start out creating its merchandise for the market.
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