Hackers have struck again, this time targeting the Twitter account of French Municipal Councillor Quentin Feres. The cybercriminals took control of the account on Tuesday and used it to promote a Ripple (XRP) scam.

The tweets, which have since been deleted, claimed that XRP was set for a huge pump and that the CEO of Ripple Labs, Brad Garlinghouse, had initiated an XRP giveaway.

This is not the first time that scammers have used the name of Brad Garlinghouse and Ripple Labs to deceive potential victims.

Previously, the Twitter accounts of the Indian Embassy of Oman, sports channel GOL TV, and Spanish singer Bertin Osborne have all been hacked to promote similar scams.

In this latest incident, it appears that Feres is just one of several targets of the XRP scam. The same message has been repeatedly posted on the Twitter feed of Indonesian election organizer KPU Kudus.

Twitter scams are becoming increasingly common, with hackers exploiting the platform’s reach and influence to spread false information and trick people into handing over their money.

It’s important to be cautious when it comes to cryptocurrency giveaways, especially when they are promoted on social media.

Always verify the authenticity of such promotions and be wary of unsolicited messages or emails claiming to be from a well-known CEO.