Fake Elon Musk Twitter Bitcoin Scam Earned Thousands In One Day

A scam pretending to be from Elon Musk and using hacked Twitter accounts and fake giveaway sites has earned scammers over 28 bitcoins in just a few days.

Fashion retailer Matalan, film distributor Pathe UK and US publisher Pantheon Books were among those whose accounts were taken over by hackers.

The tweets have now been deleted and the accounts are now back to their original owners.

When we checked (8th November 2018) 402 people had paid into this, a total of 28 BTC – that’s apx £138.000 GBP


Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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