Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Go First’s Twitter Handle Hacked: Profile Image Changed To Ethereum Co-Founder Vitaly Dmitriyevich

India's low-cost airline Go First faced a breach of its Twitter account on Wednesday morning. Social media users were quick to notice that the airline's Twitter name, profile image, and bio had all been changed. The airline has acknowledged that its account has been compromised in what is the second of such incidents this year.

Go First's team woke up to the disturbing news of its Twitter handle being compromised this morning. Users of the social media platform noted that the account's profile picture displayed an image of Vitaly Dmitriyevich, a Canadian programmer and co-founder of Ethereum – a platform that deals with cryptocurrency.

The account's name was changed to "vitalik.eth" and its bio rewritten to say "Ethereum Fable of the Dragon Tyrant (not mine but it's important)."

Soon after the breach, the account started posting messages related to Ethereum, which have since then been taken down.

The airline confirmed that its account had been hacked and that concerned teams were investigating the matter to resolve it. At the time of writing, the account still displayed the changed image.

This is the second time this year that Go First's Twitter account has been compromised. In January, the airline's Twitter handle was tampered with in a similar manner in which the hackers sent out random messages and links.

14/09/22 Gaurav Joshi/Simple Flying

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