In a surprising turn of events, the official social media account of the Spanish embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina has garnered attention for its inquiries into crypto projects' airdrops and upgrades. While speculation looms over the nature of these messages, some suspect that the embassy's account may have been compromised.
The embassy's X account raised eyebrows when it inquired about upcoming airdrops from crypto projects like Jupiter and Dymension. One message, "Wen Jupiter Snapshot?" was posted as a response to a now-deleted X post from the WEN memecoin page on January 30.
Additionally, the embassy probed the gaming blockchain network BEAM for details regarding its launchpad, asking, "What about the $BEAM Launchpad mentioned in the AMA?"
At one point, the account even responded to a post from Hex founder Richard Heart, imploring, "Stop teasing us, where is the Pulsechain launchpad you promised?"
Over the course of the last 24 hours, the Spanish embassy's X account sent 41 crypto-related comments to various crypto projects, including De.Fi 2.0, Dymension, Frame, Monad, Router Protocol, Phantom, SatoshiVM, and StarHeroes. However, many of these posts have since been deleted, with only 20 responses remaining on X at the time of writing.
While the situation has raised eyebrows, some have found humor in the ordeal. Pseudonymous X user "LeonBlockchain" noted that no phishing links were posted, suggesting it may not be a typical X account hack. Regardless, the Spanish embassy has not confirmed whether its X account was compromised. Interestingly, the account had not shared any crypto-related comments prior to January 29.
This incident comes on the heels of several other high-profile figures falling victim to similar attacks that compromised their X accounts. Most notably, the United States SEC's X account was hacked on January 9, resulting in the posting of false information claiming that a spot Bitcoin ETF had been approved. The regulator promptly acknowledged that its account had been compromised due to a SIM swap attack.
The true nature of the Spanish embassy's crypto-related inquiries remains a mystery, leaving observers to wonder whether this was a security breach or simply an unexpected interest in the crypto space by a diplomatic entity. Cointelegraph reached out to the Embassy of Spain in Bosnia and Herzegovina but had not received an immediate response at the time of reporting.