In July, bitcoin.org became the target of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) assault, and hackers demanded a Bitcoin ransom.
For the time being, it seems that Bitcoin.org, one of the first websites to talk about Bitcoin (BTC), has been hacked by internet fraudsters and is now offline.
Cobra, the mysterious anonymous curator of Bitcoin.org, said on September 23 that the site had been hacked, and scammers managed to put up a fraudulent alert on the website.
Namecheap disabled the website after an inquiry from Corallo. Cobra says the Bitcoin.org website is offline and won’t be available for many days.
Bitcoin.org allegedly exhibited a typical bogus giveaway notice before to falling down, with fraudsters being able to gather $17,000 to their addresses.
Cobra claimed that the hackers took use of a vulnerability in the DNS after deactivating the website, arguing that the Cloudflare accounts and servers used by Bitcoin.org were not hacked.
The new assault has come after the Bitcoin.org website was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack earlier this month, which also demanded a ransom payment in Bitcoin. The assault followed one week after a UK court ordered the Bitcoin.org website to cease posting the white paper, naming Satoshi Nakamoto and BSV supporter Craig Wright as co-creators.
After Nakamoto departed the Bitcoin community in late 2011, the code for Bitcoin development was left to the Bitcoin developers. The Bitcoin.org website has changed ownership several times throughout the years, with Cobra Partnership getting the title of being a co-owner in late 2013.
May 2020 will be a historic month for Bitcoin.com, which will see its owner, Roger Ver, show interest in purchasing the original Bitcoin.org website. A few members of the crypto community have accused Ver of generating unnecessary confusion around Bitcoin Cash’s promotion as the “genuine” Bitcoin. Within a month, Bitcoin.org supervisor Will Binns claimed that he had lost access to the website, claiming that someone had gained unauthorized access.
Before the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, mined the first Bitcoin block in January 2009, the domain name Bitcoin.org was registered over a year earlier. Hosting the Bitcoin Core, the software required to connect to the Bitcoin network and operate a node makes Bitcoin.org a popular teaching resource.