Fake Twitter Celebs Made $5k Worth ETH For One Night

Scammers used fake Elon Musk, Vitalik Buterin and other celebs fake Twitter accounts to steal user's Ethers
08 February 2018   2320

Scammers managed to steal more than $ 5,000 in Ethereum in just one night, using the credulity of some crypto currency users. This is reported by Bleeping Computer.

To realize their criminal intent, they created many profiles on Twitter, allegedly belonging to famous personalities, and clogged the network with messages about the distribution of cryptocoins. To participate in the distribution to the address indicated by the scammers, it was suggested to send a small amount to the wallet to get it back tenfold.

All messages were based on one template, although the amounts and addresses of wallets in them could vary: "We distribute 200 Ethereum to ETH-community. The first 50 who sent 0.2 ETH to the address below will receive 2.0 ETH to the addresses from which the transactions were sent. "

Analysts managed to detect the following fraudulent accounts on Twitter:

  • Elon Mask: @eonmusk, @elonnmuusk, @eIonmsuk
  • John McAfee: @officialnmcafee, @officialnmcafee
  • Vitalik Buterin: @VitallikButern, @VitallikButern
  • Warren Buffett: @WarrenBuffert
  • Coinbase: @coindase
  • CoinMarketCap: @ coinmarketcap3
  • OmiseGo: @Omiise_Go
  • Nano: @nanocurrency

Also, at least 8 Ethereum-addresses were found, which scammers used to collect money. Probably, this is not all scammers' addresses, which means that the amount of stolen assets may be higher. 

Fake Elon Mask Twitter
Fake Elon Mask Twitter

A total of 7.69 ETH were transferred to the above addresses, and 6.2 ETH of them were transferred overnight. The more of the money were collected by fake John McAfee, Vitalik Buterin and Elon Mask.

BitStarz Adds Ethereum and Dogecoin Support

From this article you will learn all the necessary details of BitStarz Casino announcement regarding accepting Ethereum and Dogecoin for deposits and wagers
22 February 2018   58

BitStarz is a seamless and satisfying online casino platform. Blending with BitStarz digital currency support is a stacked game selection of more than 1,000 games, power-packed promotions, and trademark live support with personality. Backed by an Antillephone N.V, Curacao gaming license, BitStarz delivers record smashing withdrawal speeds for a friendly player community that just keeps growing. 

With an undeniable eye for expansion, BitStarz Casino is showing that it is a true trailblazer, as it now accepts both Ethereum (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE) for deposits and wagers. Raising the bar for altcoin acceptance and payment options, BitStarz has become one the world’s first online casinos to offer support for both of these high profile cryptocurrencies.

Bitstarz dogecoin ethereum supportBitStarz Accepting Dogecoin and Ethereum

Delivering plenty of power and adding a new dimension to BitStarz growing list of deposit options, ETH’s presence is certainly going to win over players. DOGE might not be breaking down the same barriers as ETH, but it’s certainly no less of a popular digital currency. Understanding Dogecoin’s position as one of the world’s most entertaining altcoins, BitStarz has not hesitated in allowing its members to use it play some of the most exciting casino games around.

The altcoin market has grown massively in recent months, with many digital currencies finding a foothold. The growth in altcoin uptake certainly has not escaped the attention of BitStarz, as it has done all that it can to listen to player demand. When you take on board the advantages of these coins, it is easy to see why they have been in gambler’s sights; with BitStarz giving its members exactly what they want. Bringing ETH and DOGE support to players, all members will now be able to deposit and play through these two leading cryptocurrencies.

We here at BitStarz take a huge amount of pride in being one of the most adaptive and inclusive online casinos in the world. For that reason, the list of deposit and withdrawal options just keeps growing, as we continue to expand our player base. Just recently we added LTC and BCH support to great success, so we’ve now decided to add ETH and DOGE to our cashier options as well. We are sure that with the increased number of payment options at hand moving forward, players are going to be able to enjoy BitStarz bonuses, promotions, and games that much more.

Srdjan Kapor

Marketing Manager, BitStarz

Officially ranked as the Best Casino of 2017 by AskGamblers, Bitstarz has blazed a trail for Bitcoin and digital currency gambling, delivering an unforgettable hybrid-currency online casino experience. Bitcoin heads up the list of payment options at BitStarz, but it by no means stands as the only way to deposit and wager. Joining LTC and BCH as recently added options, players are sure to find ETH and DOGE to be very welcome cashier additions.