Bitcoin.org Was Hacked And Went Offline Until Today
One of the oldest websites about Bitcoin, Bitcoin.org, was hacked by the scammers. They replaced it with its fake clone and announced a giveaway from the name of Bitcoin Foundation. This scam offered to double the users’ Bitcoins.
Unfortunately, many users believed them and lost their funds. The total amount of funds lost due to this scam is approximately $17,000. It is supposed that the hackers found a vulnerability in DNS and took advantage of it.
The website was down and the warning said it may take a few days to restore its normal work. However, at the moment of writing this article the website already works as it usually does.