Bithumb Hack May Cause BTC Network Overload

This is the position of many member of Bitcoin community
21 June 2018   687

At the time, when BTC fee reached fairly low level (around $0.5), many transcactions with 0.1BTC ($ 661) fee filled the network and caused a lot of unwanted situations, such as fee increase and transactions' queue. This is reported by Cryptovest.

Individuals from the crypto community blamed the Bithumb exchange hack. What is even more surprising in these transactions is that they are used to transfer relatively small amounts. The absolute majority of transactions carry about 0,3 BTC ($ 2,000), and after paying the commission to the final amount is 0.2 BTC ($ 1,330). It is worth noting that some of the transactions contain amounts ranging from 0.4 BTC to 2 BTC.

All of them, despite the fact that they are sent from multiple addresses, went to one wallet - 36MVds9jUMHsDTvww9hzokSPffapHdT8Jm.

Community members noted this when in the BTC network for the first time a congestion occurred, and commissions rose to the level of the end of February. The mempool of bitcoin in the meantime reached an impressive 26 MB.

WhalePanda Twitter
WhalePanda Twitter

WhalePanda assumes that this phenomenon is connected with the Bithumb hack. According to him, either the exchange is trying to send its funds to a cold wallet, or the attacker devastates its wallets. Many are inclined to favor the first version, although there are supporters and the second, who admit that Bithumb deleted information about the amount of stolen funds, since this value was not final. 

G Suite & Target Twitter Accounts Hacked

Scammers hacked verified G Suite and Target Twitter account to use it for another fake "crypto giveaway"; 5.8634 bitcoins received
14 November 2018   99

Twitter accounts of one of the leaders in US retail Target and Google G Suite services were hacked by unknown, who immediately announced the free giveaway of bitcoins. The legitimate owners returned access to their pages quickly enough, but fraudsters still managed to get about $ 30,000.

After hacking the account G Suite, which has more than 800k subscribers, announced the distribution of 10 000 BTC. As reported by The Next Web, this post was deleted after 10 minutes. At the moment, Google has not commented on the situation.

Scammers message
Scammers message

Account Target, which has a little less than 2M subscribers, announced the distribution of 5 000 BTC.

Representatives Target confirmed hack of account, starting an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Early this morning, our Twitter account was inappropriately accessed. The access lasted for approx. half an hour & one fake tweet was posted during that time about a bitcoin scam. We have regained control of the account, are in close contact with Twitter & are investigating now.

As exploers show, there were no transfers to the of hackers of the G Suite account. However, with the help of a post on the Target page, attackers were able to get 5.8634 bitcoins.