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Doja Cat’s Twitter Account Hacked to Shill Solana Meme Coin

American rapper and singer Doja Cat has joined the growing ranks of celebrities to have her account on Twitter (aka X) hacked to promote a Solana-based meme coin. She quickly announced to her 24 million followers on Instagram that she was not responsible for the posts.

The Doja Cat account began tweeting crypto content at 7:15 pm ET on Monday, with the first post linking to a holding address with a message imploring users to “buy $DOJA or else.”

The hacker has posted more than two dozen times and removed Doja Cat’s profile picture and description from her account, which has some 5.6 million followers.

Source: @DojaCat/Twitter

Twitter users were quick to flag the tweets as being the result of a hacked account.

The hacker posted about other celebrities, including Iggy Azalea, who has apparently embraced crypto and tweets frequently about her $MOTHER meme coin and Crypto Twitter.

In response to the Doja Cat hack, Azalea tweeted, “Get rugged if yall want, but I’m cool with that girl in real life so yall fucked up with that tweet, hackers.”

According to blockchain records and market data, the new $DOJA token—housed on Solana market maker Raydium—appears to have seen relatively muted activity compared to prior incidents, with fewer than 15,000 transactions generating about $2.2 million in volume.

It’s the latest in several incidents involving hacked social accounts belonging to celebrities, usually with tens of millions of followers, and involving Solana-based meme coins.

Last month, the Twitter account of former wrestling star Hulk Hogan was compromised to promote a similar scam. That was followed by the account belonging to rapper 50 Cent getting compromised and Metallica a week later.

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