Real Buterin vs. Scam Buterin

Vitalik Buterin warns his followers on Twitter about scammers' attack
11 July 2017   4148

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

Earlier today it has been reported on phishing scams targeting blockchain companies and using Slack messaging service in order to reach its victims' wallets. Multiple blockchain companies as well as single users have already fallen prey to the attack.    

Even Vitalik Buterin himself received a message from the fake one on reddit, so his reaction was not long in coming:


Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements 

In addition, Buterin drew followers' attention to some particular features that indicate the fraud origin of the message.

Vitalik Buterin on fake news about MyEtherWallet Vitalik Buterin on fake news about MyEtherWallet

The creator of Ethereum also sarcastically recalled another old story concerning his fake death:

In other news, Scam Vitalik died in a car crash.

Vitalik Buterin
Co-founder of Ethereum and BitcoinMagazine

However, not everyone is capable of distinguishing between real and scam, so, please, pay special attention to the links that you are switching to in order not to become another victim. We also reccomend to get familiar with the ways the attackers act through Slack.

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   120

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.