Bitcoin.org, a peer-to-peer (P2P) and open-source platform focused on bitcoin development was hacked this Thursday morning by showing bitcoin’s giveaway activities.
Beginning at about 05:44 UTC on Thursday, an indication of “This website cannot be accessed” displayed on the Bitcoin.org website.
After that, an aside window popped up on the Bitcoin.org homepage, asking customers to ship Bitcoins to a dedicated address with an attached QR code and address, and claimed that it will be returned in double in the future.
Reportedly, the hacking was targeting the bitcoin basis, claiming that the primary 10,000 users to transfer money will get the “reward” in double return.
Bitcoin.org isn’t affiliated with the Bitcoin Basis, however the website usually seems when customers seek for bitcoin on search engines.
At current, the direct URL of the web site can’t be accessed, and other subpages can not operate normally.
The user is promised a doubled false promise through false gift fraud after transferring encrypted assets to this wallet address, causing the user to lose the transferred bitcoin.
In keeping with the data on the chain, the receiving address has received 0.4 BTC in the past few hours, with a complete value of more than $17,700.