Anonymous crypto hackers attacked the Satoshi Nakamoto website (Bitcoin.org). The site is the first and oldest site related to Bitcoin. The attack took place on Thursday 23 September and dubious BTC gifts (giveaway scam) were promoted on the website. Unfortunately, the fraudsters made $ 17,764 before the discovery was discovered and subsequently removed.
Bitcoin.org is a major cryptocurrency site whose domain was registered in August 2008, months before BTC anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first BTC block in January 2009.
Satoshi Nakamoto’s website has been compromised by hackers
Hours after the Bitcoin.org disruption, users noticed the scam and shared it on Twitter. A pop-up window was displayed on the site’s home page, prompting the user to send BTC to the specified address, promising to receive a double payment in return.
Needless to say, it was really another scam that the community has become accustomed to. The crypto-community has experienced countless fraudulent activities involving some of the most well-known names in the sector and beyond.
After the site was compromised, all other subpages on it stopped working. The homepage did not allow you to click on other pages or view a PDF of BTC white paper.
A webmaster named Cobra announced on Twitter that the site could remain offline for several days after the hack. Website is fine now. Cobra also attributed the security breach to the recent relocation of webhosting to Cloudflare, believing that there was some downtime by the web infrastructure provider. He wrote a question on Twitter, which was later deleted.
“Bitcoin.org has never been hacked. And then we move to Cloudflare and hack us two months later. Can you also explain to me where you have directed my traffic? Because my actual server did not receive any traffic during the hacking. “
Cobra later said the hackers exploited a DNS flaw, adding that Bitcoin.org accounts and servers were not compromised.
The latest attack came after Bitcoin.org fell victim to a DDoS attack in early July, along with a ransom demand. The attack came just a week after a court in the UK ordered a website to stop hosting BTC white paper, ruling in favor of the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright.
Bitcoin.org was the subject of much controversy after Nakamoto left the BTC community in late 2011, leaving the code to BTC developers. The site has changed owners many times since then, with Cobra being announced as a co-owner of Bitcoin.org at the end of 2013.