Ryan Taylor, the CEO of the company that developed the software that runs the Dash coin network, suffered a breach of most of his social media accounts and his SIM card, according to an email we received.
“It has come to my attention that I have been the target of cybercriminals at sometime this afternoon (Wednesday, 5/9). At the moment, my Twitter account, LinkedIn account, and personal cell phone SIM card have been compromised. However, we’re still evaluating the extent of the attack, as additional channels could be compromised. I will continue to share details as they are surfaced,” he wrote in the email.
A look at his Twitter during the time he was still dealing with the situation showed that the hacker was attempting to troll while using his account. We saw racist comments, including an image of Adolf Hitler saluting, captioned with, “When you’ve finally made it to lamboland.”
Another tweet from Taylor’s account declared Carlos Matos of Bitconnect fame as the new Dashpay CEO. Under Carlos Matos, Bitconnect was accused of running an exit scheme. Even heavy hitters like Vitalik Buterin went all out and called it the P-word.
After the cryptocurrency crashed, a class-action lawsuit was filed following the closure of the entity running it because of the losses they suffered as a result of these actions.
A few hours ago, Ryan Taylor managed to regain control of his Twitter account and proceeded to inform his followers of this.
His LinkedIn account, however, didn’t fare very well. Right now, a message appears showing that the profile is unavailable.
Holders of Dash might breathe a sigh of relief after finding out that Dash’s gains made in the early morning today do not appear affected by the news of Taylor’s breach.