Lawyer’s phone hacked to promote LAW token.

John Deaton, a lawyer who supports XRP, was the victim of a phone hack on June 4th following a continuous cyberattack that persisted for several days. CryptoLaw, an account on Twitter created by the attorney who is representing over 76,000 XRP tokenholders in the Ripple vs. United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit, replied to the hacker’s tweet from the attorney’s account. CryptoLaw clarified that the tweets were not from Deaton, but from hackers, and immediate action is being taken to address the situation.

John Deaton’s phone has been hacked today after a relentless cyberattack over several days. This is NOT a legitimate tweet. His account has been taken over. He has taken immediate steps to remedy the situation. Please disregard it and all communications from it until you…

— CryptoLaw (@CryptoLawUS) June 3, 2023

The hack occurred while Deaton was celebrating his birthday, and he received birthday wishes from various members of the crypto community. The hackers’ tweets promoted a cryptocurrency token called LAW, which has a market cap that is almost nonexistent. Deaton is known for his determination to confront regulatory enforcement measures undertaken by U.S. agencies, and he has established himself as an influential figure in the crypto community.

Disseminating false information and deceptive financial data within the crypto market poses a significant risk, given that traders often rely on guidance from influential figures in the industry. Such actions jeopardize the market’s stability and provide regulators with additional grounds to approach the industry with a sense of prudence and caution.

Deaton took proactive measures to communicate with his Twitter followers by using his daughter Jordan Deaton’s Twitter account to notify people of the hack. Deaton asked the community to report the hack.

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Some members of the XRP community responded positively to Deaton’s plea and posted tweets to alert more users of the situation. Twitter user Osakar Arnarson tweeted a step-by-step procedure, educating other users on how to report the hacked account. Dozens of other users also responded, indicating they had successfully reported the hack.

Cointelegraph contacted Jordan Deaton and CryptoLaw for comment but did not receive a response at the time of publication.

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