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August 08, 2018, 01:45:41 PM
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Hackers are very much active to cheat the bounty hunters / ICOs .  Millions of fake twitter accounts have been infiltrated.  All efforts being done by hackers to spam the official twitter accounts of crypto business and impersonating crypto personalities.  More than 15000 exclusive hacker's accounts were traced by the agency involved in research.

Following is the link based on study and research by "Duo Security".  They took help of Application programming Interface to catch hackers from 88 million twitter accounts.
https://cryptoslate.com/massive-cryptocurrency-botnet-scam-unearthed-on-twitter/

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August 08, 2018, 03:26:29 PM
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I'm glad this was discovered. I am so sick of seeing those awful attempts at scamming unsuspecting noobs on twitter. It has ran rampant these last few months. Nearly every tweet from an influential person had a reply with a fake account that looks just like the real one, saying "send 1 eth and I send 10 back!". Like, really? Not sure what has been taking Jack so long to shut these accounts down. I do know recently, anyone trying to create an account with elon musks name would be instabanned. Step in the right direction, but we seriously needs these scams to stop. They truly harm the community and the publics perception of crypto.
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August 10, 2018, 11:39:05 PM
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Hackers are very much active to cheat the bounty hunters / ICOs .  Millions of fake twitter accounts have been infiltrated.  All efforts being done by hackers to spam the official twitter accounts of crypto business and impersonating crypto personalities.  More than 15000 exclusive hacker's accounts were traced by the agency involved in research.

Following is the link based on study and research by "Duo Security".  They took help of Application programming Interface to catch hackers from 88 million twitter accounts.
https://cryptoslate.com/massive-cryptocurrency-botnet-scam-unearthed-on-twitter/




Thanks for the information mate so the community alarming now hoping all people need to be aware on this news.

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August 10, 2018, 11:47:08 PM
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Such attacks and schemes are always present, even without cryptocurrencies. One should always check sources and watch out for potential scams that are linked through official accounts. It seems to me that social media sites are the hotbed for such confusion, knowing that more people are gullible and don't verify things compared to people in forums and mailing sites. Just learn to check tweets, follower count and see whether everything matches up to the official accounts and you're fine.

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August 11, 2018, 12:59:25 AM
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It’s really great that this is happened. This fake people are really spoiled the reputation of crypto currency. They also prevent the joining of newbies in this market. I am so happy at least they got caught.
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August 11, 2018, 10:14:04 AM
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It’s a great work done by the research agency. The people those who have invested money to buy the cryptocoins will be grateful to this work. The agency, as well as the people, should be concerned about the scam.
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August 11, 2018, 10:22:26 AM
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The hackers are the threat to the investors. The investors have provided a lot of money to get the profit from the cryptocurrency. They will feel relieved now. Thanks to the research agencies.
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August 11, 2018, 10:31:20 AM
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There are a lot of fake company those which are cheating with the people. There are no rules and regulations in the cryptocurrency market so those fake companies can cheat people easily. The agency has done a great job against those fake companies. Thanks a lot to them.
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August 11, 2018, 10:37:42 AM
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I do not understand from the article, finding accounts helped to find the hackers themselves?
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August 11, 2018, 10:46:53 AM
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15000 hacker's account! This is really alarming. But I am happy that atlast they are identified. The twitter was flooded with such spams and finally we can hope that the situation will improve and cryptocurrency will get rid of hacking to a great extent.
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August 11, 2018, 10:55:01 AM
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This is a very good thing to hear. These fake accounts are very annoying and sometimes create confusions. These fake accounts are very harmful for the crypto community and also for the investors. I am very glad that it happened.
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August 11, 2018, 10:58:51 AM
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Thanks to twitter for that. Las few months was awful and I so irritated because of these scamming efforts.
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August 11, 2018, 11:14:49 AM
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Hackers are very much active to cheat the bounty hunters / ICOs .  Millions of fake twitter accounts have been infiltrated.  All efforts being done by hackers to spam the official twitter accounts of crypto business and impersonating crypto personalities.  More than 15000 exclusive hacker's accounts were traced by the agency involved in research.

Following is the link based on study and research by "Duo Security".  They took help of Application programming Interface to catch hackers from 88 million twitter accounts.
https://cryptoslate.com/massive-cryptocurrency-botnet-scam-unearthed-on-twitter/



Social media accounts are the best way to get people into a big scams easily as the hackers creategake people id's easily and especially in Twitter they create a big scams and because of all this reason twitter recently bans millions of fake profiles and by this way many hackers lost their twitter profiles by which they used to hack people's private information and not they can't do it in a easy way as all the social media companiesare taking strict actions.

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August 11, 2018, 11:18:54 AM
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It is well known that there will be scams in every possible way to hack the currency by the hackers. I’m glad to know that it has been published on twitter.Beware of these hackers and the scams to protect yourself.
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August 11, 2018, 11:32:04 AM
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It is a bad news for cryptocurrency users,as the scammers are becoming stronger day by day. In a study it has been told that at least 15,000 bots are working to scam again.
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August 11, 2018, 11:38:22 AM
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I am pretty much happy to see this happened. You see a lot of people are faking it on twitter about cryptocurrency. They pretend to be the real one and through their activities they spoil the image of a person or organization.
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August 11, 2018, 11:56:26 AM
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Hackers are very much active to cheat the bounty hunters / ICOs .  Millions of fake twitter accounts have been infiltrated.  All efforts being done by hackers to spam the official twitter accounts of crypto business and impersonating crypto personalities.  More than 15000 exclusive hacker's accounts were traced by the agency involved in research.

Following is the link based on study and research by "Duo Security".  They took help of Application programming Interface to catch hackers from 88 million twitter accounts.
https://cryptoslate.com/massive-cryptocurrency-botnet-scam-unearthed-on-twitter/


As time goes by, these hackers will actually start to increase. What actually is scary that the number of botnet/hackers account found was just the once that are pure bot. Hybrid accounts that are half run by humans have been excluded. Hybrid accounts are more harder to spot and seems more legitimate. Sadly, new users will fall for their scams as they always hunt for giveaways which are the prime method for the hackers to hack the new users.

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August 11, 2018, 12:04:17 PM
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I’m very happy, this was discovered. This is so annoying that in recent times there is too much scamming on twitter.
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August 11, 2018, 12:20:38 PM
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It is a matter of regret that a huge number of hackers have started bullying and abusing crypto market on tweeter. These hackers are trying to fool the users of crypto coins by offering 10 coins instead of 1 coin. These accounts should be shut down at once.
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August 11, 2018, 12:31:42 PM
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Based on this we need to aware of social media because many types of attracting offers makes us greedy and then when we invest we see it is scam so we should careful about such types of offers.
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