Elon Musk's fraudulent deepfake posted on South Korean government's YouTube channel

Elon Musk's fraudulent deepfake posted on South Korean government's YouTube channel

Elon Musk's fraudulent deepfake posted on South Korean government YouTube channel

On Saturday, September 3, unidentified individuals hacked the South Korean government-owned YouTube channel, renamed it SpaceX Invest, and streamed fake videos with Elon Musk discussing cryptocurrencies. This is reported by Yonhap News Agency.

An official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea told the agency that control over the channel was restored on the same day. At the time of writing, it is not available. According to the official, the hackers were able to compromise the account's credentials. 

Google confirmed to Yonhap that the government channel had indeed been hacked. The company added that they were investigating the incident. 

On Sunday, the media also reported that the Twitter account of the Venezuelan division of the consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) had been hacked. On the night of September 4th, he began posting links to a site allegedly owned by Ripple.

Elon Musk's fraudulent deepfake posted on South Korean government YouTube channel

Data: Twitter. 

The site promotes the “giveaway” of the XRP cryptocurrency. To get the asset, users are offered to follow a malicious link. At the time of writing, the phishing tweets remain on the PwC Venezuela page. 

Recall that in May 2022, scammers circulated a deepfake Musk on Twitter, in which he “calls for investment” in an obvious scam.

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