Spider-verse social media account hacked to promote fake crypto

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  • The X account of famous Spider-Verse actor Tom Holland was recently hacked.
  • A link to a fake website was attached, enticing users.
  • Marvel has previously ventured into the crypto space.

An account hacking of the famous actor Tom Holland’s account on the X platform has been the most recent victim of cybersecurity after the account was hacked. The account has more than 7 million followers. Attackers used his social media to go about fake crypto and NFT campaigns.

Spider-Verse deceptive crypto scheme

The account advertised a partnership with Binance—the world’s biggest crypto exchange—where, presumably, the tokens for Spiderverse were to be launched. The phisher’s website with a fake link for attending early access for SPIDER cryptocurrencies and Spiderverse NFTs was attached. Holland’s fans quickly took the fake pictures, proving the partnership site link was added to Holland’s fake bio.

A peculiar selfie posted on the actor’s Facebook timeline, presumably the hacker, and a famous scene from the Spider-Man movie 2002, also appeared on the photo’s caption.

Fan reactions and response

At first, the tweet was stuck as a top pin on his profile, but later, it was deleted. Indeed, the unknown hacker chose the spring release date of the superhero film into certain cinemas, on April 15th. Such a date perfectly suits the plot twists of the original Spider-Man.

Fan reactions varied from – relief that Holland hadn’t really endorsed the crypto scheme to – jokes about the events. One user made fun of the fact that now they won’t be able to “tease Spider-Man 4” like they planned to, while another felt ease of mind that Spider-Man’s not going missing after all. But on the other hand, Spider-Verse is yet another instance of Marvel taking a company to the Crypto-Universe.

In late 2021, AMC partnered with Sony Pictures to offer NFTs to early ticket buyers of Holland’s “Spider-Man: Through this specific campaign, the movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” achieved its market success with the ticket sales’ digital sales on the day of the film being AMC’s second-highest capital.

In fact, in 2022, AMC Theatres came up with the idea of crypto coin payment, and by year’s end, clients could purchase tickets online using popular meme coins like, Dogecoin and Shiba Inu.

Additionally, VeVe, the New Zealander company, has joined with Marvel and launched the initial Spider-Man NFTs, the first in Marvel history since 1939. Veve now has NFT comics available, highlighting the Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and X-Men, run on Ethereum.

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