Uniswap Founder Hayden Adams’ Twitter Account Hacked and Used to Post Phishing Links
Uniswap founder Hayden Adams recently fallen victim to a Twitter account hack, resulting in a series of tweets containing phishing links.
The incident could have been a SIM card swap hack, where an attacker takes control of a victim’s phone number. This would suggest a vulnerability in SIM-based 2FA (two-factor authentication) verification.
This type of hack, although an unwanted intrusion, did not affect Uniswap’s main protocol or its functions.
The official Uniswap Labs Twitter account was quick to reassure the community, stating that “there is no giveaway, airdrop, or bounty.”
The protocol has not been hacked or exploited. The company pledged to keep its users informed of the situation, warning them not to click on links in Hayden’s account during the time of the hack.
As the news unfolded, security experts highlighted the risks of SIM-based 2FA and recommended alternative methods to secure accounts. Google Authenticator or Authy are offered as more secure options.
These platforms generate time-sensitive codes on users’ devices, minimizing the risk of hacking through SIM card swaps. The event highlights the importance of enhanced cybersecurity measures in an increasingly digital world, especially for public figures in the cryptocurrency space.
Adam found control of his account a few hours after the first report of the violation. In a tweet, he expressed his gratitude for the help he received during the incident and promised to share further updates when ready.