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.
We’ve been seeing more scammers pretending to be Binance employees & executives online.#Binance CCO Patrick @PRHillmann recounts when hackers used an AI hologram to pose as himself to scam unsuspecting projects.
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— Binance (@binance) August 17, 2022
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”.
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.