On September 20, a hacker gained unauthorized access to Donald Trump Jr.’s social media account, shocking many with the controversial issues raised.
“This just in, North Korea is about to get smoked.”
The hacker went on to falsely announce the death of the former President and stated that Trump Jr. would run for President in 2024.
“I’m sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024.”
The hacker also made derogatory remarks about Elon Musk, claiming he was controlled by the former President.
The hacker even changed Trump Jr.’s pinned tweet to an attack on President Joe Biden, using offensive language.
Within an hour, the hacker was removed and Trump Jr. deleted all the controversial tweets.
Trump Jr.’s spokesperson, Andrew Surabian, confirmed that the tweets were a result of a hack.
Is Richard Heart innocent? Hacker makes wild claims
During the hacking incident, the digital asset community took notice when the hacker expressed support for crypto influencer Richard Heart, who is currently facing criminal charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
“Richard Heart is innocent, when I become President, I am going to burn the SEC.”
On July 31, the SEC charged Richard Heart with diverting at least $12 million of investor assets to purchase luxury items, including sports cars, watches, and a 555-carat black diamond called The Enigma.
Heart is known for his YouTube channel where he promotes his crypto products HEX and Pulse Chain.
The SEC alleges that Heart raised over $1 billion through his unregistered product, HEX, by misleadingly presenting it as a guaranteed way to accumulate wealth.
Eric Werner, the director of SEC’s Fort Worth offices, emphasized the need to protect investors and hold Heart accountable for his actions.
“Heart called on investors to buy crypto asset securities in offerings that he failed to register. He then defrauded those investors by spending some of their crypto assets on exorbitant luxury goods. This action seeks to protect the investing public and hold Heart accountable for his actions.”
Heart claims that his actions were in support of free speech and argues that the SEC did not provide evidence of how he spent investor funds.