Iggy Azalea’s Response to Sydney Sweeney’s Hack Sparks Angst

Iggy Azalea takes a jab at Sydney Sweeney after the famed ‘Euphoria’ actress falls victim to serial crypto fraudsters.

Iggy Azalea posing infont of a glitchy graphical representation of a crying Sydney Sweeney.
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  • The American movie star Sydney Sweeney gets her X account hacked.
  • Hacksters raise $13M in half an hour, dumping the coin minutes later.
  • Rapper Iggy Azalea mocks Sweeney after she regains her access to X.

As celebrities jump on the Solana meme coin bandwagon, more and more famous people are getting hacked every day. Their X followers are usually the ones to take the hit due to their involvement in questionable meme currencies being promoted by fraudsters.

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This time, famed American actor Sydney Sweeney woke up to find her X account hacked. The cybercriminals were quick enough to launch a counterfeit Solana (SOL) meme coin, styled as $SWEENEY.

The hackers dared to make promises about burning 10% of the supply and giving away $10K worth of crypto to followers shortly after.

How Fraudsters Raised $13M In 30 Minutes

In just 30 minutes, the crypto community on X poured approximately $13 million into the token. The meme coin’s price went up by over 2,500% in a quarter of an hour, and what followed was the regular order of events for pump-and-dump scams.

The SWEENEY meme coin quickly crashed back into the zero zone, devastating crypto enthusiasts who bought in. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea fired shots at Sweeney, sarcastically asking: “What happened bby? 🥺

After getting her account back, Sweeney immediately deleted all the fraudulent messages but refrained from replying to Azalea’s comment or clarifying the situation to her followers.

On the Flipside

  • Some crypto traders still decided to ape the new SWEENEY meme coin, knowing that cybercriminals likely created it.
  • By this logic, SOL meme coin traders expected to make some revenue out of the confusion and spontaneous excitement.
  • Rumors on X put the controversial promoter Sahil Ahora at the top of the suspect list despite Sweeney’s silence.

Why This Matters

Rising celebrity meme coin scams have drawn the attention of prominent crypto figures, as this hacking incident is part of an industry-wide trend.

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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.