The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed on Tuesday that it has involved the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Office of Inspector General in the investigation into the hacking of the official Twitter account.
The attack in question led to the publication of unauthorized content related to Bitcoin Spot ETFs.
Cryptocurrency journalist Eleanor Terrett said regarding the development, “We now know that the SEC did not draft the tweet either, which eliminates questions about whether this was an early tweet saved in drafts.”
SEC clarified the issue with an official statement:
- The SEC continues to investigate the matter and is coordinating with appropriate law enforcement agencies, including the SEC Office of Inspector General and the FBI.
- Unauthorized content on the @SECGov account was not prepared or created by the SEC.
- Updates on the incident will be provided as appropriate.
- Consistent with current practice, any SEC action on exchange rule filings will be published on the appropriate section of the SEC's website and subsequently in the Federal Register. As always, this will be the first public indication of an action by the Commission.
The SEC assured the public that it was taking the necessary steps to investigate the incident and prevent future incidents.
*This is not investment advice.