Attackers organized a fake distribution of cryptocurrency, offering users to send bitcoins to an unknown address and get twice as much in return
Hackers obtained unauthorized access to the information resource Bitcoin.org and placed an advertisement on it about a fake cryptocurrency distribution. Fraudsters offered users to transfer bitcoins to an unknown address and in return receive double the amount. At 10:20 Moscow time, the site remains unavailable because the Namecheap domain registrar has restricted access to it.
The operator of the Bitcoin.org website said that the developers are already figuring out how the attackers managed to gain access to the resource. He admitted that the hackers exploited the vulnerability of the Cloudflare service, since the hack occurred two months after the site was connected to it.
“Bitcoin.org has never been hacked. And then we switched to Cloudflare and two months later we were hacked, ”said the site operator.
In early July, Bitcoin.org underwent a massive DDos attack. Then the hackers demanded a ransom of 1 bitcoin from the developers of the site. It is currently unknown whether the developers paid the ransomware.