Bitcoin.org, one of many first web sites about Bitcoin (BTC), has been hacked by on-line scammers and down as of the time of writing.
Cobra, Bitcoin.org’s nameless curator, announced on Sept. 23 that Bitcoin.org was compromised, with hackers managing to place up a rip-off discover on the location.
“Appears like Bitcoin.org acquired hacked and the whole web site changed with a rip-off asking without spending a dime Bitcoin. Don’t ship funds to that handle,” Bitcoin developer Matt Corallo reported on Twitter.
Following a question from Corallo, Namecheap briefly disabled the web site. In accordance with Cobra, the Bitcoin.org web site “could also be down for a number of days.”
Previous to Bitcoin.org going offline, customers reported that Bitcoin.org was exhibiting a traditional faux giveaway announcement, with scammers reportedly managing to gather about $17,000 to their addresses.
https://t.co/Tp6AcXavUW has been breached. Visiting the web site shows the traditional ‘double your cash’ rip-off. The scammers have profited (as of this writing) roughly $17,000.#Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/BXFMqC61EW
— vx-underground (@vxunderground) September 23, 2021
After disabling the web site, Cobra advised that the hackers exploited a flaw within the DNS, stating that Bitcoin.org’s Cloudflare accounts and servers weren’t compromised.
https://t.co/OsFgRFRRZb hasn’t been hacked, ever. After which we transfer to Cloudflare, and two months later we get hacked.
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) September 23, 2021
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The most recent assault comes after Bitcoin.org fell sufferer of a DDoS assault in early July, alongside a ransom demand for an undisclosed quantity of Bitcoin. The assault got here only one week after a court docket in the UK ordered the web site to cease internet hosting the Bitcoin white paper, ruling in favor of self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin SV proponent Craig Wright.