PEPE Crypto Community Faces Security Breach, Warns Against Fraudulent Telegram and Twitter Accounts
Crypto News – In a recent announcement, the PEPE cryptocurrency community has disclosed a disconcerting security breach concerning their former Telegram channel. According to the update, the once-secure Telegram channel has been compromised, falling into the hands of an unauthorized individual operating under the alias “lordkeklol.”
The administration of the Pepe meme coin community chose to share this unsettling development via an undisclosed platform (referred to as “X”).
As per the update, the unauthorized entity that gained control of the hacked account has allegedly been using it to promote illicit activities. This includes the promotion of fraudulent schemes and the launch of other cryptocurrencies purportedly associated with the Pepe community.
In response to this critical situation, PEPE has issued a strongly worded statement to clarify that the individual in control of the compromised account has no legitimate affiliation with the PEPE community, whether as a current or former member.
To combat this issue and safeguard the community’s interests, PEPE has urged its members to take immediate action by reporting the compromised PEPE Telegram group as a “fake account.” The Pepe administration believes that through collective effort, this fraudulent channel can be taken down by Telegram’s administrators.
Additionally, the Pepe administration has announced plans to establish a new Telegram account equipped with enhanced security measures to ensure the integrity of future communications. Furthermore, the administration has underscored that all official communications from the project team will be exclusively channeled through their verified Twitter account.
Simultaneously, the administration has drawn attention to another pressing concern—a fraudulent Twitter handle impersonating the compromised ‘lordkeklol’ account. The Pepe team has made it explicitly clear that the current Twitter handle @lordkeklol is entirely unassociated with PEPE and should be reported as spam or impersonation.
Significantly, these notifications from the Pepe team come on the heels of a prior incident in which former internal members absconded with a staggering 16 trillion PEPE tokens, valued at approximately $15 million at the time. These stolen funds were subsequently dispersed across multiple centralized exchanges.