Bad Actors Exploit Shell Protocol and PleasrDAO Twitter Accounts

DeFi AMM Shell Protocol and NFT collective PleasrDAO have seen their Twitter accounts hacked, according to reports from the crypto community. The former’s Twitter account has been posting suspicious links.

On July 19, Nansen CEO Alex Svanevik tweeted that hackers had compromised PleasrDAO’s account, while others in the crypto community stated that they had also hacked Shell Protocol’s account. They have all warned users not to interact with the accounts.

Hackers Compromise Twitter Accounts

Since PleasrDAO has not been posting tweets very often, there is limited information. It is unclear how attackers are using its Twitter account to perpetrate attacks. However, Shell Protocol’s tweets all posts information on airdrops that appear to be scams.

Shell Protocol's Hacked Twitter Account Promoting Fake Airdrops. Source: Twitter/Shell Protocol
Shell Protocol’s Hacked Twitter Account Promoting Fake Airdrops. Source: Twitter/Shell Protocol

The Shell Protocol tweets announce an airdrop while turning off its comments. One individual also reported that they cloned the website to a freshly registered domain on July 11. As is the case with past attacks like this, interacting with the links can lead to serious consequences.

Shell Protocol and PleasrDAO: What Are They?

Shell Protocol is a DeFi Automated Market Maker (AMM), the goal of which is “to create an internet monetary system using stablecoins as building blocks.”

Liquidity provider shares on the platform are called shells. These are claimed to help the investor diversify exposure and earn yield.

PleasrDAO is an NFT-focused blockchain group that describes itself as “a collective of DeFi leaders, early NFT collectors and digital artists who have built a formidable yet benevolent reputation for acquiring.”

It was founded in 2021 and is headquartered on the east coast of the United States.

Crypto Hacks Continue Well Into 2023

Crypto hacks and phishing attempts still plague the market in 2023, with DeFi being a major target for attackers.

So far, crypto hacks have resulted in nearly $480 million. Although DeFi hacks have dropped somewhat, Ethereum still remains the primary focus for hackers.

The biggest hack of the year was that of Euler Finance, which lost $180 million. However, in a strange turn of events, the hacker returned all the funds after a negotiation.

To counter the spate of hacks, Ethereum developers revealed a new proposal to prevent some hacks. The new proposal, EIP-7281, aims to reduce the effects of bridge hacks.


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