Bitcoin.org’s pseudonym operator on Thursday told the public on Twitter that the web portal had been “compromised.” The operator, Cobra, explained that the hackers were able to implement a bitcoin doubler scam model and stressed that the site would be down for “a few days”.
Website Operator Cobra Warns Bitcoin.org Has Been Compromised
The mysterious operator of the Bitcoin.org web portal, Cobra, is once again surrounded by controversy. According to the website’s pseudonymous operator, Bitcoin.org has been attacked. “Bitcoin.org has been compromised”, Cobra tweeted early Thursday morning (EST). “[I am] is currently examining how hackers set up the scam model on the site. May be down for a few days.
The scam model Cobra talks about is a voice actor scam which tries to trick people into depositing a fraction of bitcoin with the promise of doubling the deposit. Of course, the victims who deposit funds in the doubler scam never get the double reward because the hackers just take all the funds after they accumulate something worthwhile.
According to on one account, the crooks were able to get $ 17,000 in bitcoin (BTC) while the fake page was live. Some said the scam wallet was not making as much money as the website posted.
“For context, 3 people sent $ 100, 1 person sent around $ 200, the rest (0.4 BTC) seems to have been sent to make the ‘gift’ look legitimate, so probably [a] the crook’s own coins ”, an individual noted.
Attack appears to be DNS hijacking, Cobra complains to Cloudflare
The operator behind the nuke.asia website said the takeover was most likely “social engineering.”
“It looks like the domain has been taken over”, Charles from nuke.asia noted. “The WHOIS information was updated at the time of the hack, the nameservers + DNS changed, and if you try to visit any of the real pages other than the index you will get a 404. That’s a completely different website except for the domain Name. “
During this time, Cobra was also Tweeter to Cloudflare for assistance. “Bitcoin.org was never hacked. And then we go to Cloudflare, and two months later we get hacked. Can you also explain where you were routing my traffic? Because my current server didn’t receive any traffic during [the] To hack. @Cloudflare @eastdakota, ”Cobra said. Then someone asked Cobra if his accounts were compromised. Cobra stress:
No nothing. None of my accounts seem compromised. The server is fine too (it didn’t even receive any traffic during the hack). The attackers just seem to have exploited a flaw in the DNS.
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