UP System Twitter Account is Hacked, Teases NFT 'Seeds' via Airdrop

It was renamed after Takashi Murakami.

The University of the Philippines System's Twitter account was hacked late Monday, school authorities said as it urged the public to follow its other social media accounts for announcements.

The @upsystem account, which provides updates on eight constituent universities across the country, was renamed "takashi murakami", apparently after a Japanese contemporary artist known for his smiling flower image.

The account's profile and cover photos were also removed, and its location was changed to Tokyo.

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The account tweeted that it decided to "airdrop" Murakami Flower seeds, used to redeem a Murakami.Flower NFT (non-fungible tokens). That post was later deleted.

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The Media and Public Relations Office of UP said it was trying to retrieve the account "as soon as possible."

"The UP MPRO assures the public that @upsystem will be recovered and again used in the service of the University community and the Filipino people."

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