Just a few hours after the scam bots on Twitter targeted and took over the Pope Francis’ profile to promote a fake Bitcoin giveaway, Elon Musk was again provoked while taking a playful jab at a now-ubiquitous Twitter scam.
Musk responded to a thread under a tweet from Techmeme and referenced Twitter’s largest purge of scam bots. He said that he wants Ethereum now – even if it is a scam.
At this point, I want ETH even if it is a scam
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2018
However, a fake “Elon Musk” handle took this chance to promote a purported crypto giveaway from the Tesla founder. The tweet was deleted soon after it went live.
The key takeaway here is that many famous people and high-profile accounts on Twitter are constantly targeted by the scam giveaway bot network. The network also uses retweets and favorites (likes) to push the fraudulent reply to the top of the threat so that it appeared immediately after Musk’s original tweet, creating the impression that he again replied to his own tweet in a thread.
If clicked, the scam takeaway will navigate you to a website called “https://www.musk-surprise.info” with a Medium article that appears as it was written by Musk outlines the format of the popular scam and lures people to join offering both BTC and ETH giveaways – as well as a Tesla Model 3 to one lucky winner after “verifying” their wallet addresses and sending a crypto sum.
Obviously, the “verification” is how the scammers take the user wallets and steal their funds. What matters is that more and more cybercriminals are using advanced tactics and focus on creating several duplicate (high-profile) accounts to lure people and promote scam content.
South Korea: Five Arrested In A New Crypto Mining Malware Case Involving 6,000+ PCs
“Because cyber security firms and anti-virus software operators responded quickly to the distribution of mining malware, the group of hackers were not able to generate a significant revenue from their operation. In most cases, anti-virus software detected the malware within three to seven days. If the malware was detected, the hackers sent new malware, but it was detected again by anti-virus software,”Carried into over 6,000 actively used computers, the operation managed to only generate $1,000 in profit in total.
[UPDATED] Crypto Pioneer Charlie Shrem Fights Back The Accusations Of Stealing 5,000 Bitcoins
“Nor can WCF prove Shrem engaged in any misconduct. He did not. Shrem can show by verifiable evidence that he did not take the 5,000 bitcoins WCF accuses him of taking and that they belonged to Mr. X. Shrem, therefore, did not breach any duty to WCF, even if one were found to exist.”Both sides are going to meet in court tomorrow Nov. 8.
Fake Elon Musk Twitter Accounts Promote Bitcoin Scams, One Got Away With $170k
Scandal In Bulgaria: Officials Arrested For Selling Passports In Exchange For Bitcoin
“Peter Haralampiev, Krasimir Tomov, and Mark Stoyov have been arrested for fraud with the issuance of Bulgarian passports to Ukrainian, Moldovan and Macedonian citizens.”The lawyers of the accused officials denied that their clients had anything to do with this fraud but the Prosecutor General, however, demands that the lawyers must provide evidence in order to prove that isn’t the case. The lawyers on the other hand, still haven’t provided the court with reliable evidence. Some people even expected a resignation from the Vice Prime Minister of Bulgaria Valeri Simeonov because of the level of corruption in the agency but he clearly noted that he doesn’t have such intentions. Despite the government officials involved in such criminal activities, 20 other people were detained in Bulgaria for selling passports to citizens in Ukraine, Moldova, and Macedonia while receiving more than $5,000 for a single document. Since Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, the passport allows people to live, travel and work easily in any other EU country without any restrictions unlike the citizens from the above-mentioned countries.
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