An unknown party is still posting to Algorand Foundation CEO Stacey Warden's X (formerly Twitter) account almost a day later, ridiculing both followers and the platform.
As of 18:28 UTC on January 26, the unnamed hacker remained active on X, approximately 15 hours after Algorand reported that it was “in the process” of recovering Warden's account. This individual used his time on the platform to post messages containing racial slurs and slurs directed at Warden, both when posting messages and when replying to X users.
Many of the hacks using the compromised account were aimed at Worden personally – she changed her profile and stated that she “extorted 6 figures from my clients and made them think it was a hack” and worked as a “semi-professional pole dancer.” However, many X users seem amused by the glitch and claim to prefer the hacker's posts to Worden's:
Unpopular opinion: Staci hacker would make a better CEO for Algorand Foundation
— ZachXBT (@zachxbt) January 26, 2024
It is unclear whether X's help center has responded to the hack. Cointelegraph reached out to the Algoranda Foundation for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publication.
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Individuals have previously been able to temporarily take over high-profile X accounts, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accounts on January 9th. In this case, the hacker was able to post a fake message claiming that the SEC had approved Bitcoin (BTC) spot exchange-traded funds. In a Jan. 22 report, the Securities and Exchange Commission said the breach was the result of a SIM swapping attack.