Bitcoin.org was hacked recently, and as one of the oldest websites in relation to BTC it was registered more than 13 years ago but this thing happened only once and in a compromised fake giveaway scam so let’s read more in our latest Bitcoin news.
The fake crypto giveaway scams are still popping up as of late and the latest victim now was the oldest Bitcoin educational resource Bitcoin.org. The website has been taken down and the developer operating it started blaming Cloudflare. Earlier on September 23rd, the users on Twitter outlined that the Bitcoin.org website was hacked as it had a really concerning message on its homepage and it urged the visitors to send a certain amount of the BTC coin to double their investment. This was surely another scam as the community already grew accustomed to it. History shows there were countless other fraudulent activities that involved some of teh most well-known names in and outside of the crypto space.
https://t.co/OsFgRFRRZb has been compromised. Currently looking into how the hackers put up the scam modal on the site. May be down for a few days.
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) September 23, 2021
Maybe the most blatant one was against Twitter where teh acounts of names like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and more were hacked to promote similar scams and promises to people to double their bitcoins. Despite sounding too good to be true, these frauds still manage to scam victims and this is what makes them highly dangerous. As of now, Bitcoin.ORG has been taken down as it shows a 4040 Not Found Error, and the developer behind it using the Twitter handle COBRA hinted that the security issue to actually be an issue with the new website security company since his platform has never been hacked before moving to Cloudflare. The CEO of Cloudfire Matthew Prince said that the crypto-related websites became quite the target for cybercriminals.
As recently reported, Bitcoin.org is an educational resource founded in 2008 and the website helps people get involved with Bitcoin which is the biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, by providing more information on where to buy the asset and what are the main use cases. The website lost a UK lawsuit a month ago after Cobra chose to keep his identity hidden rather than defend himself against charges of copyright infringement from Craig Wright who claims to have invented Bitcoin. Bitcoin.org as a result was ordered to remove the whitepaper for the cryptocurrency from its website for UK visitors.
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