Oldest Bitcoin Website hacked, loses $17,764 to Scammers
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Early this morning, Crypto hackers laid siege to the first and oldest bitcoin website, Bitcoin.org owned by Satoshi Nakamoto.
The website was breached to promote a nefarious Bitcoin giveaway which saw almost $17,764 lost to scammers before the discovery.
Users realized the fraud and shared it on Twitter after the Satoshi Nakamoto website was breach. The website’s homepage displayed a pop-up page that asks users to send Bitcoin to a dedicated address with promises they will receive a doubled amount in return.
The crypto community has experienced countless fraudulent activities involving some of the most well-known names in and outside the space.
All other sub-pages stop working after the site was compromised. The homepage refuses to click on any other pages or even checking the PDF version of the BTC white paper.
Twitter reported that the website was managed by an anonymous account named Cobra remain offline after the hack. Cobra also blamed the security breach to Cloudflare for web hosting and believed some sort of lapse from the web infrastructure provider.
Crypto scammers use giveaway scams as a medium to operate. It is a structure so important of the space happens to be exploited by these hackers.
Twitter handles of top celebrities, influencers, and politicians were hacked last year to run a similar Bitcoin giveaway. Within a few minutes, the hackers carted hundreds of thousands of dollars tweets that were up for. The perpetrators have been arrested and are currently in jail.
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