Last week I reported about a twitter hack that compromised more than 20 of the most influential celebrities and politicians accounts, asking for Bitcoin and making more than $100k in the process.
Today, a few sources including NBC, reported that one of the people behind this hack was a 17 year-old boy named Graham Ivan Clark. As I suspected from the start, this was an inside job too as the group who organised the hack managed to get a twitter employee (not yet clear how) to give them access to the motherboard of the twitter network so they can access any account they want and as a result we had Barak Obama, Joe Biden, Apple, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, CZ Binance, Bill Gates, Vitalik Buterin (founder of Ethereum), Charlie Lee (founder of Litecoin) and many others tweeting about a Bitcoin giveaway which was asking for any amount of Bitcoin in order to pay you back twice that amount.
Some people who fell for the scam were reportedly sending $10 000 and even up to $25 000 in a single transaction to the fraudulent Bitcoin wallet in the hope they will double their money but to no avail.
As time goes by, we will find out more about this case as the boy is facing criminal charges and his accomplices will be revealed soon. Bitcoin and other crypto scams are still at large in the online space and I urge you to be extra cautious whenever you are asked to spare your crypto in any way. Especially if there’s a promise to give you back more than you send. This trick is old now, but fraudsters still use it all the time. The best way to grow your crypto is by yourself. Trade. Learn how to do this or follow the signals and market analysis by the best researchers (my choice is with the guys from Token Metrics) and make sure that you are the only one who operates with your capital. After many years of trying to make money with online programs and various schemes, I can tell you that none of them works in the long run. The best thing is to do it yourself.
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