Shakira and Piqué: fake Casio Twitter accounts are generating fake news

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Shakira and Piqué: fake Casio Twitter accounts are generating fake news

After the launch of the Session #53 produced by bizarre and whose protagonist is the Colombian singer Shakira, Twitter experienced a proliferation of alleged official watch company accounts Casio on social networks, which is mentioned in the lyrics of the song by the South American duo and which came to lead music charts in different parts of the world.

This way of deceiving the audience was taken advantage of by scammers   cybercriminals to promote false information in the social media and potentially represent a risk in the security and privacy of the users of this and others platforms. The accounts were used mainly to gain followers, although the subsequent intentions that the users could have after these cases of impersonation.

As a result of this type of actions by some users in social media the official and verified account of Casio @CASIOedu, spoke about it and indicated that the fake profiles to which the brand was linked have no relationship with it and that no information disseminated by these accounts is real.

Fake Casio Twitter accounts after Bizarrap Session #53 with Shakira. (Capture)

Fake Casio Twitter accounts after Bizarrap Session #53 with Shakira. (Capture)

“We remember the importance of verifying the sources of information. No statement or message published in these accounts is official”, indicated the real profile of the company. For his part, Camilo Gutiérrez Amaya, Head of the Laboratory of ESET Latin America, indicated that users should become aware of the accounts they follow.

“The example helps us to become aware of the speed with which the fake news and how the opportunism of some actors can be used to deceive people, either by divulging fake news or carrying out some other malicious action”, affirmed the representative of the cybersecurity company.

The analysis done by the company indicated that most of the fake accounts related to Casio They were created in 2022, but it was not until January 13, 2023, the date of the song’s release, that they published their first post on Twitter which is a clear indicator of the intent to profit from the virality of the musical theme.

Bizarrap and Shakira's Session #53 reached first place on Spotify's Top 50 Global list the same day it was released on the platform

Bizarrap and Shakira’s Session #53 reached first place on Spotify’s Top 50 Global list the same day it was released on the platform

The Session #53 of bizarre   Shakira Not only was it viral and widely distributed on social networks, but its success led it to occupy the first place on the list of the Spotify Global Top 50 the same day it was released publicly on the platform.

The topic has currently surpassed the 10 million reproductions on the platform streaming in less than a week and even came to dominate the most successful song charts in several countries around the world, including Spanish-speaking territories, such as Argentina, ColombiaChile and Mexico, in addition to entering the top 10 music charts in non-English speaking international territories such as Switzerland (ranked 7), Luxembourg (5) and Malta (6).

“Thanks to the amazing bizarre and to my wonderful team and group of women warriors who walk by my side. This goes to all the women who taught me that when life throws you bitter lemons, there is no other choice but to make lemonade,” said the Colombian in Twitter after learning of the success of his song worldwide.

Bizarrap and Shakira's Session #53 reached first place on Spotify's Top 50 Global list the same day it was released on the platform

Bizarrap and Shakira’s Session #53 reached first place on Spotify’s Top 50 Global list the same day it was released on the platform

Despite the trend in social media generated by the song by South American artists, currently the Spotify Global Top 50 is led by the song Flowers of Miley Cyruswho displaced the Session #53 to second place on the list.

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