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Cybercriminals Exploit X Gold Badge, Sell User Accounts

A report exposes cybercriminals exploiting the "Gold" verification badge on X. Post Elon Musk's 2022 takeover and the paid verification system introduction, users purchase blue ticks, and organizations obtain gold check marks through subscription. Hackers sell compromised, gold-badge-verified accounts on the dark web, forums, and Telegram, leveraging them for phishing and scams. This poses significant risks to users, highlighting growing security concerns.

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