High‑profile Twitter accounts hacked to promote Bitcoin scam

Tech titans and prominent politicians among victims of a sprawling hack that Twitter says leveraged its internal tools. Twitter is reeling from what is arguably the biggest security breach in its history after the accounts of a long list of high-profile figures – including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos … More High‑profile Twitter accounts hacked to promote Bitcoin scam

Scam uses Elon Musk’s name to trick people out of US$2 million in bitcoin

The giveaway scheme uses the tech titan’s name as part of Bitcoin addresses for extra credibility. Cryptocurrency giveaway scams – including those impersonating Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk – have been making the rounds for quite a few years now. The newest trick up the fraudsters’ sleeves involves name-dropping Musk into the Bitcoin address … More Scam uses Elon Musk’s name to trick people out of US$2 million in bitcoin

Car and almost $1m on offer for Tesla Model 3 hacks

The electric car maker is raising the ante in automotive security, putting one of its swanky models as a target at a hacking contest. White-hat hackers who can break into a Tesla Model 3 will soon be in the running for, yes, a Tesla Model 3, according to a report on Teslarati. Driven by considerations for vehicle … More Car and almost $1m on offer for Tesla Model 3 hacks

Cryptocurrency Twitter scam

Scammers impersonating tech billionaire, Elon Musk, and inventor of ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, have stolen thousands in cryptocurrency from Twitter users. Scammers are using similar names and profile pictures to official Twitter accounts to trick unwitting Twitter users into sending small amounts of cryptocurrency, supposedly in return for larger amounts. The Twitter messages prompt users to … More Cryptocurrency Twitter scam

State sponsored cryptocurrency: Could it ever be a reality?

Companies showcase their products, whether they are physical, virtual or services. Images of Steve Jobs launching an iPhone or Elon Musk announcing the latest Tesla generate media interest and hype. Cybersecurity companies are no different, ESET holds an annual event for journalists and security testers. At the event people discuss the latest research news and … More State sponsored cryptocurrency: Could it ever be a reality?