Vitalik Buterin’s Twitter Account Hacked, With $691K Drained From People’s Wallets

ZachXBT declined to speculate on whether Buterin was the victim of a “SIM swap” attack, stating that the Ethereum founder, who has 4.9 million followers on X, formerly Twitter, is a “big enough target to where an insider could have been paid off.” SIM swapping involves taking control of someone’s phone number in order to overcome some two-factor security measures on websites like crypto exchanges or social media sites.