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Crypto Market News: John Deaton, the attorney representing the more than 76,000 XRP token holders in the Ripple Vs U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit, received a late birthday gift on Saturday. Deaton’s Twitter account was hacked and tweets coming out from the hackers promoted a cryptocurrency named $LAW token, which has almost non-existent market cap currently. An influential figure in the crypto market community, the attorney is known for his fighting spirit against regulatory enforcement from the United States agencies.

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XRP Attorney John Deaton Targeted

On Saturday, Deaton celebrated his birthday amid wishes from all corners of the crypto asset community. Another Twitter handle, CryptoLaw, which is founded by the attorney, clarified that the tweets were not coming from Deaton but from hackers. Immediate steps to remedy the situation, it clarified.

“John Deaton’s phone has been hacked today after a relentless cyberattack over several days. This is NOT a legitimate tweet. His account has been taken over. He has taken immediate steps to remedy the situation.”

Misinformation and misleading financial information can be dangerous for the crypto market, as traders tend to follow hints from key figures in the industry. But, acts like these could become yet another reason for regulators to look the industry from a lens of caution. In a latest, Deaton reached out to his Twitter followers through his daughter Jordan’s Twitter account to alert about his account compromise. He asked the community to report that his Twitter account has been hacked.

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