Scammers to Create Fake Bloomberg Reporters Accounts

Scammers created fake Twitter accounts of blockchain journalists Lily Katz and Olga Harif
24 May 2018   669

Twitter accounts Lily Katz and Olga Harif - employees Bloomberg and Businessweek - were simulated by scammers who on behalf of journalists asked the audience to send them some sums in crypto-currencies. This is reported by the Forbes.

Scammers created fake accounts in Twitter @ LilyKatz5, @ subidetu4692 and @ o1gakharif - using the same names and photos as on the original pages of their victims. In an attempt to avoid detection, scammers blocked true journalist accounts, and then started sending spam to their followers with offers to send them a little cryptocurrency in exchange for a small number of ETH coins.

Despite the fact that the accounts of Katz and Harif are verified (such accounts have a small blue tick next to the owner's name), fake accounts have existed for quite a long time - a whole week.

Twitter has long been criticized for its inability to cope with the huge number of bots that hit its platform. Some believe that the social network does not want to do this, because their removal will mean a significant drop in the number of monthly active users on the site, as well as a sharp reduction in the number of followers of many of its users.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   109

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.