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2021-09-24 02:38:09

Bitcoin.org Hacked By Scammers For A Few Minutes. Someone Sent Them 0.4 BTC

Hackers took over the Bitcoin.org website and displayed the classic double your money scam for a few minutes today. Apparently, it was a DNS hack. Luckily, the Bitcoin community took notice and alerted Cobra, the pseudonymous website owner, as well as the company that hosted the domain. A few minutes later, Bitcoin.org was down. Sadly, a credulous person was faster than them and sent 0.4 BTC to the displayed address… or did he? https://twitter.com/coinableS/status/1440880159343607812 The transaction exists, but there’s a rumor that it might’ve been the scammers themselves, trying to make the operation look reputable. Just like a busker who put some change in his hat to encourage others to contribute. However, that’s just a rumor. Someone might’ve been scammed. Related Reading | Old Bitcoin Miner Proves Craig Wright has No Access to 145 Tulip Trust Addresses In any case, everybody else should thank Matt Corallo, a Bitcoin Core contributor who took it upon himself to contact the domain name registrars and managed to convince them to temporarily take down the site before some catastrophe happened. https://twitter.com/TheBlueMatt/status/1440896436380438532 What Does The Bitcoin.org Owner Think About All Of This? When Cobra announced the Bitcoin.org hack, he or she said, “Currently looking into how the hackers put up the scam modal on the site.” So far, there’s no information on that. Cobra also said that Bitcoin.org “May be d...

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