Oman’s Indian embassy Twitter account compromised to promote XRP scam

Scammers have hacked the official Twitter (NYSE:) account of the Embassy of Oman in India, replacing the profile picture with CEO Brad Garlinghouse and using the reply function to spam users with fake XRP giveaway phishing links.

At the time of publication, the Twitter account OmanEmbassy_Ind showed several retweets matching those of Garlinghouse, seemingly in an attempt to make the activity look legitimate. The hacked account has been responding to tweets using the hashtag XRP, encouraging users to sign up for a fake giveaway of 100 million tokens — worth more than $42 million at an XRP price of $0.42.