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South African Cricket Board twitter account compromised in Bitcoin-related scam

The South African Cricket Board (CSA) was compromised in a Bitcoin scam. The account has since been recovered and the issues resolved.

Written by Rebecca Leighton Published on

The twitter account of the South African Cricket Board (CSA) was compromised early this week by hackers running a Bitcoin-related scam. A tweet, which has since been deleted, was published stating that the country’s Cricket Board had teamed up with United Kingdom-based, which is one of South Africa’s cryptocurrency exchanges, Luno to run a “Bitcoin Lottery”.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) had acknowledged the fact that the South African Cricket account had been hacked and issued a warning:


Once the compromise had been resolved, CSA confirmed that the account was up and running safely again, apologizing to any fans who might have been affected by the hack:


Luno released a tweet the next morning confirming that there was no partnership between the companies:

Hacking into Twitter accounts or using phishing as a scheme for hackers is not a new concept. The advice offered is to remain cautious when it comes to cryptocurrency activity until there is certainty regarding the legitimacy of an offer.

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