Scammers to Use Musk' Name Again

Using hacked 'verified' Twitter accounts and Elon's name, hackers were able to still about $170k
06 November 2018   780

On November 5, hackers cracked several confirmed Twitter accounts to impersonate Tesla head Elon Musk, Business Insider reported. One of the attackers managed to collect $ 170,000.

After hacking, hackers changed names and profile pictures and continued to make posts. They also announced that Ilon Mask had organized the distribution of 10,000 bitcoins, in this case Bitcoic, and published a link for those who want to participate.

Fake Elon Musk
Fake Elon Musk

According to the link, to participate, you must confirm your wallet address, but this required sending from 0.1 to 1 BTC. Back promised to send from 1 to 10 BTC. For senders over 0.5 bitcoin, a bonus was provided.

To circumvent the built-in protection of the social network, the attackers changed the letter “l” in the name to a similar sign. The name and surname remained similar to the real ones, but Twitter did not recognize deception.

The hackers used several accounts to scam, including filmmaker Pathe UK and American politician Frank Pallone.

Daily Beast reporter Lachlan Markey received confirmation from campaigners politician that the accounts was hacked. They also believe that this is not politically motivated.

Further, the journalist notes that a total of $ 158 256.75 was sent to one of the addresses. At the time of this writing, the account has 26.3842 BTC, or about $ 170000.

A little later, the film company returned access to the account and deleted posts related to the distribution of cryptocurrency.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   104

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.