Black_background_logo_BitcoinWorld-removebg-preview
Bitcoin.org
Bitcoin News News

Bitcoin.org suffers a scam attack; Goes offline immediately

Bitcoin.org, one of the earliest Bitcoin (BTC) websites, is under attack by internet scammers and is currently unavailable.

Bitcoin.org Hacked

On September 23, Cobra, Bitcoin.org’s anonymous curator, announces that the site is in a compromising situation. Additionally, hackers also managed to post a fraud warning on the site.

“It appears that Bitcoin.org is under attack, with the entire site changed with a hoax offering free Bitcoin. “Do not send money to that address,” tweeted Bitcoin developer Matt Corallo.

Namecheap temporarily suspended the website after receiving a query from Corallo. Additionally, the website for Bitcoin.org “may be down for a few days,” according to Cobra.

Giveaway Scams

Users stated that Bitcoin.org was presenting a standard phoney giveaway notice before it went offline, with scammers purportedly collecting around $17,000 to their addresses.

Bitcoin.org has been breached. Visiting the website displays the classic ‘double your money’ scam. The scammers have profited (as of this writing) roughly $17,000.

#Bitcoin

Blaming Cloudflare

Following the website’s deactivation, Cobra speculated that the hackers took use of a DNS weakness. Therefore, claiming Bitcoin.org’s Cloudflare accounts and servers did not suffer any attacks.

Bitcoin.org has never been under attack, ever. And then we move to Cloudflare, and two months later, hackers attack us.

Can you explain where you were routing my traffic too? Because my actual server didn’t get any traffic during the hack. @Cloudflare @eastdakota.

The current attempt follows a DDoS hit on Bitcoin.org in early July, accompanied by a ransom demand for an undisclosed sum of Bitcoin. The incident occurred less than a week after a UK court ordered the website to stop displaying the Bitcoin white paper, ruling favour self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin SV proponent Craig Wright.

Read More: pNetwork pNetwork gets $12.7 million in Bitcoin stolen in the latest DeFi breach targeting BSC

Crypto products and NFTs are unregulated and can be highly risky. There may be no regulatory recourse for any loss from such transactions. Crypto is not a legal tender and is subject to market risks. Readers are advised to seek expert advice and read offer document(s) along with related important literature on the subject carefully before making any kind of investment whatsoever. Crypto market predictions are speculative and any investment made shall be at the sole cost and risk of the readers.