Vertcoin Twitter Hacked

Scammers posted fake "giveaway" message on the official Vertcoin account
02 May 2018   516

The Vertcoin project Twitter account was hacked by unknown. Shortly thereafter, a tweet about the alleged distribution of 10 bitcoins was published, to which users are invited to send 0.005 BTC to the specified third-party address.

Vertcoin Hacked Twitter
Vertcoin Hacked Twitter

Tweet immediately aroused suspicion from the community. In addition to the fact that the developers themselvesĀ did not mention the specified distribution, the message itself was very similar to one of the numerous scams that can be found on Twitter.

Subsequently, one of the leading developers of Vertcoin James Lovejoy confirmed the concerns of the community.

James Lovejoy Tweet
James Lovejoy Tweet

At the time of publication Twitter account of Vertcoin, apparently, it is still under the control of the attackers: a scam tweet has not yet been removed, but the scammers have not yet published the new posts.

It is worth noting that during this time to a specified address in the tweet was transferred to a little less than 0,007 BTC, and only one transaction was 0,005 BTC. Thus, users were not so trusting.