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SEC Official X Account Briefly Compromised

Published on January 19, 2024

On January 9, The SEC’s official X account was compromised, during which the account falsely announced the approval of an ETF tied to Bitcoin pricing. SEC Chair Gary Gensler later stated that this tweet was unauthorized, and that the SEC has not approved the listing and trading of bitcoin exchange-traded products. The identity of the hacker is still unknown, and the SEC will begin work on an investigation and any misconduct.

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