According to an official post on Mar. 22 from Circle, issuer of the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin, the Twitter account for its chief strategy officer (CSO) and head of global policy Dante Disparte has been compromised. In a previously deleted tweet, Disparte’s account reportedly began promoting fake loyalty rewards to long-time users of USDC.
@ddiparte Twitter account was hacked. https://t.co/pItTHAG9Al
— Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) March 22, 2023
Previously before the compromise, Disparte’s account tweeted about the firm’s regulatory developments and its participation in the ongoing Paris Blockchain Week. The security breach came less than a month after the stablecoin was briefly depegged due to reserve deposits left in custody of defunct American tech bank Silicon Valley Bank. The incident has since been resolved.
At the time of publication, four Twitter posts left by the alleged scammer in Disparte’s name were removed. Only three posts with generic comments on the recent events surrounding USDC remain standing:
Circle CSO’ compromised Twitter account | Source: Twitter
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.