Twitter to blame for Twitter Bitcoin Scam

Did You Hear the One About the Special Giveaway?   “Big news from the Poloniex team today!” tweeted the U.S. exchange on Monday, announcing its acquisition by Circle. The first response to the tweet was as predictable as it was pitiful: “We аre joining Circle! To commemorаte, we’re giving аwаy 2000 ЕТΗ,” wrote “Palooniex”. “To pаrticipаte, senԁ 0.3-3 ЕТΗ to our аԁԁress below аnԁ get 3-30 ЕТΗ bаck. Hurry!”   Where does the blame for these scams lie? Although it’s easy to get mad at scammers for perpetrating these sorts…

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Elon Musk reveals “massive” Bitcoin Stash

  Elon Musk, the tech billionaire, entrepreneur and founder of Tesla and SpaceX revealed his massive Bitcoin stash 0.25 BTC or about $2478.00 as of press time, or 0.000012% of his total net worth.  So effectively he does not really own any cryptocurrency.   Musk revealed his holdings after a number of fake Twitter accounts promising donations.   Musk is one of a number of well-known people targeted with fake twitter accounts.   At least we think Elon Musk is not one of those celebrities buying his followers…    …

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Tesla Cloud Hacked by Bitcoin Miners

  The latest victim of cryptojacking is Tesla.   Researchers at Red LockCloud Security Intelligence (CSI), published findings on Tuesday that some of Tesla’s Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure was a hack and running mining malware in a far-reaching and well-hidden cryptojacking campaign.   Tesla was informed last month and the company quickly took remedial measures.   Tesla’s initial investigation indicates that data exposure was minimal, but the incident underscores the ways in which cryptojacking can pose a broad security threat…   Quoting Redlock: “We got alerted that this is an…

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