Mark Cuban reported getting a fake call that compromised his Gmail

Mark Cuban, a famous billionaire investor, says that he did not send any emails from his account “after 3:30pm” Pacific Standard Time on June 22.

Mark Cuban, a billionaire investor, alleges that he was unable to access his Gmail account as a result of a hoax contact, which occurred just months after he lost over $800,000 in his cryptocurrency portfolio.

In a post on June 22, Cuban stated, “I was recently attacked at my [email protected]. A person named Noah contacted me at your 650-203-0000 number and claimed that I had an intruder. They also mimic Google’s recovery methods.” This is typically accomplished by impersonating an official employee, such as Google, in order to deceive users into disclosing their confidential information or account credentials.

Cuban advised his 8.8 million X followers that anything received from [email protected] after 3:30 p.m. PST was not from him.

Although he received encouraging messages from the crypto community, others speculated about the number of communications he would miss during the period of no access.

“Please provide a snapshot showing the total number of unused emails once you regain access.” Nick Percoco, the chief security officer of Kraken, wrote in a June 22 X post, “I am predicting that it has reached five digits or higher by now.” Additionally, there were those who expressed concern regarding the potential compromise of his X account.

This occurs nine months after Cuban’s hot wallet was depleted of approximately $870,000, a loss that may have been the result of hackers who had been anticipating his return to MetaMask.

Wazz, an independent blockchain detective, was the first to identify the breach in September 2023, according to Cointelegraph. They identified suspicious behavior in one of Cuban’s wallets that the 65-year-old had not interacted with for approximately five months.

In the meantime, Cuban has been a prominent proponent of cryptocurrency in recent years, particularly in his efforts to facilitate more favorable regulations for the cryptocurrency industry in the United States.

Cuban have most recently advocated for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to regulate “all crypto” in contrast to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is due to the SEC’s regulation-by-enforcement approach to the crypto industry.

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