Internet researchers agree that the website ‚CryptoForHealth.com‘ was linked to the numerous attacks on Twitter accounts that began July 15.
The first manifestations of the scam took place on the accounts of numerous figures in crypto space who claimed to be partnering with CryptoForHealth to give away 5,000 Bitcoin (BTC) to their followers.
Twitter users respond to the hack
Identical tweets claiming a partnership with CryptoForHealth were released this morning by the accounts of leading crypto exchanges Coinbase, Gemini, Bitcoin Rush, and their executives.
The hacking led Gemini co-founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss to warn that „all major cryptost-related accounts had been compromised“ despite the company’s use of strong passwords and two-factor authentication.
A curious message amidst the noise of the Twitter hacks
Internet archive image of cryptoforhealth.com
Internet archive image from cryptoforhealth.com
The domain was registered on the same day as the attack, according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Since then, the site was flagged as a phishing site and was removed from the network.
The website’s domain name registration information was made available to the public, allegedly registered by ‚Anthony Elias‘ of California using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, the address provided does not exist according to Google Maps, while the phone number does not connect. Whois removed the information, calling it „edited for privacy“.
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Bitcoin Leads Twitter Trends
Hacking made ‚Bitcoin‘ the most popular keyword on Twitter after the official accounts of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, and other prominent businessmen who were fraudulently promoting gifts in crypts to their followers.
One Twitter user reported that his mother’s account was compromised, sharing a screenshot of a message from her announcing a CryptoForHealth-related 5,000 BTC sweepstakes.
Crypto coin gift scams have multiplied in recent months, and many scammers use YouTube to promote their schemes.