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Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes among NFL personalities hacked by crypto bros: Bengals star and journalist Peter King’s social media accounts compromised by cryptocurrency scam

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Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes among NFL personalities hacked by crypto bros: Bengals star and journalist Peter King's social media accounts compromised by cryptocurrency scam

 

In an unsettling development for Cincinnati Bengals fans, star quarterback Joe Burrow’s X account has been hacked by a group of cryptocurrency scammers. The cyber intruders have taken over Burrow’s social media to promote Solana, a cryptocurrency company, urging his followers to create their own digital currencies through a suspicious link. The incident was brought to light by the X account “Bengalorian,” which noticed the unauthorized activity on Burrow’s profile.

 

Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes among NFL personalities hacked by crypto bros: Bengals star and journalist Peter King's social media accounts compromised by cryptocurrency scam

The hack is part of a broader trend affecting high-profile individuals.Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and NBC journalist Peter King have also experienced similar breaches. The scammers have a pattern of personalizing cryptocurrency tickers with the victim’s name, using “$JOEY” for Burrow and “$KING” for King. These tactics aim to exploit the trust and influence these figures have over their followers.

In an unsettling development for Cincinnati Bengals fans, star quarterback Joe Burrow’s X account has been hacked by a group of cryptocurrency scammers. The cyber intruders have taken over Burrow’s social media to promote Solana, a cryptocurrency company, urging his followers to create their own digital currencies through a suspicious link. The incident was brought to light by the X account “Bengalorian,” which noticed the unauthorized activity on Burrow’s profile.

The hack is part of a broader trend affecting high-profile individuals.Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and NBC journalist Peter King have also experienced similar breaches. The scammers have a pattern of personalizing cryptocurrency tickers with the victim’s name, using “$JOEY” for Burrow and “$KING” for King. These tactics aim to exploit the trust and influence these figures have over their followers.

Peter King’s X account was similarly compromised, with the same Solana-related content and a personalized ticker. The breach was highlighted by an account named Blake Allen Murphy, which warned followers about the scam. These incidents emphasize the importance of cybersecurity, especially for public figures with significant online influence.

Patrick Mahomes faced an even more invasive hack. Ahead of a critical AFC-West matchup against the Raiders, Mahomes’ charity account, “15 and the Mahomies,” was hijacked. The hacker, suspected to be a Raiders fan, posted explicit NSFW content and images of luxury vehicles, likely attempting to distract the quarterback before the big game. The hack was traced back to Las Vegas, adding fuel to the fierce rivalry between Mahomes and Raiders’ defensive end Maxx Crosby.

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