Bitcoin.org, the oldest cryptocurrency website founded by mysterious Bitcoin (BTC) creator Satoshi Nakamoto, is back online after being attacked by malicious actors.
A group of unknown hackers managed to launch a fake Bitcoin giveaway on the Bitcoin.org website for a brief period of time.
A Bitcoin address allegedly linked to the scam was able to collect 0.4057 BTC before the site closed, which was worth $ 17,764 when the scam took place.
Cobra, a website developer for Bitcoin.org, update its 46,200 followers on Twitter shortly after the fall of Bitcoin.org.
“Bitcoin.org has been compromised. We are currently investigating how hackers set up the scam modal on the site.
The scam worked like this – when someone visited Bitcoin.org, a pop-up message appeared on the homepage offering to return double the amount of Bitcoin to unsuspecting victims who sent Bitcoin to an address. fraudulent wallet.
Blockchain reporter Colin Wu share a screenshot of the giveaway hack on Twitter.
“Bitcoin.org is hacked by a scam.”
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