The evildoers’ intention is to attract leaders of new cryptocurrency projects and ask them to pay in advance to have the asset listed on Binance.
Binance chief communications officer (CCO) Patrick Hillman revealed last week that malefactors created a sophisticated hologram of his likeness for use in Zoom broadcasts, during which he reportedly talked about listing certain assets on Binance.com. The evildoers’ intention is to attract leaders of new cryptocurrency projects and ask them to pay in advance to have the asset listed on Binance.
Binance is considered the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world in terms of daily cryptocurrency trading volume: “Last month, I received several messages thanking me for taking the time to meet with project teams about possible opportunities to list their assets. on Binance.com. This was strange because I have no oversight or insight into Binance listings, nor have I met any of these people before.”
According to Hillman, “A sophisticated hacking team has used past interviews and TV appearances over the years to create a ‘deep fake’ of me. In addition to the 15 pounds I gained during COVID being conspicuously missing, this deep fake has been refined enough to fool several members of the crypto community.”
Currently, the COO of Binance explained, the number of attacks on the company is large: “In addition to this latest incident, there has been a recent increase in hackers pretending to be Binance employees and executives on platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Telegram, etc. We are prepared to defend our users and our ecosystem. After all, we have the largest and most experienced cybersecurity team in the industry, complete with leading investigators with experience from the FBI, US Secret Service, IRS, Europol and other reputable agencies with a proven track record in fighting cybercrime. These world-class experts are here to help Binance build a secure digital asset ecosystem for all users.”
Regular users are not the only targets – crypto project teams are now more often in the crosshairs, the executive added: “Scammers often create fake LinkedIn profiles and use them to approach unsuspecting projects with the promise of helping them to be listed on Binance.com”.