Hackers use deepfake to scam Binance listing

Hackers use deepfake to scam Binance listing

Hackers used a deepfake to scam a listing on Binance

A group of hackers impersonated Binance CCO Patrick Hillmann in a series of video calls with representatives of cryptocurrency projects, whom they promised to assist in listing on the exchange for a fee.

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Calls using the deepfake of the top manager took place in Zoom. The scheme was exposed when crypto projects contacted Hillmann directly to thank him for his “help”.

Hackers used deepfake to scam Binance listing

Data: Binance Blog.

Binance CCO did not specify which crypto projects were attacked and what material damage they were caused by the actions of hackers.

He also emphasized that the listing process on the exchange does not include third parties, and applications are accepted only through a special form on official website.

Recall that in May, Elon Musk’s deepfake spread on Twitter, in which he “urged to invest” in a scam project.