OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei on Tuesday mentioned that his Twitter account was compromised. The hackers getting access to Pei’s Twitter fraudulently introduced his enterprise into cryptocurrency house and had been asking to ship Ether in trade for a brand new cryptocurrency referred to as Nothing Coin. The Swedish entrepreneur urged his followers to not ship any Ether or private info to cryptocurrency accounts which are claiming to be of his newly established startup Nothing. Pei gained recognition for co-founding smartphone firm OnePlus together with Pete Lau in 2013. He, nevertheless, exited the corporate final yr to construct Nothing.
Pei mentioned in a tweet that the hackers had been in a position to inject the tweet asking for Ether after hacking his IFTTT account. He requested his followers to not ship Ether or any of their private info to cryptocurrency accounts claiming to be of Nothing.
“I’ve deleted all third apps connecting to my Twitter,” Pei mentioned. He additionally supplied a screenshot exhibiting the false tweet.
Via permissions granted to my @IFTTT which was hacked, this Tweet was injected asking in your ETH. Please don’t ship any ETH or your private data to cryptocurrency accounts claiming to be @Nothing. I’ve deleted all third get together apps connecting to my Twitter. pic.twitter.com/WWx7Q4nPAh
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 25, 2021
The tweet offering clarification was additionally shared by Nothing India chief and former Samsung India govt Manu Sharma on Twitter to let individuals not fall into the lure and ship any particulars to the hackers.
A few of Pei’s followers thought-about the tweet falsely informing in regards to the cryptocurrency plans as legit initially. Nevertheless, Pei managed to deliver out his clarification in simply over an hour after the tweet was posted.
Pei is at the moment busy constructing Nothing from scratch. The startup lately announced Ear 1 truly wireless (TWS) earbuds as its first product that can debut subsequent month.
In October final yr, Pei left OnePlus to deliver Nothing as his new enterprise. The startup acquired Essential — the smartphone firm established by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. It additionally partnered with Stockholm-based design agency Teenage Engineering in February to begin growing its merchandise for the market.