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Bitcoin.org hit with massive DDOS attack, hackers demand BTC as ransom

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Jul, 06 2021

Jul, 06 2021

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The owner of Bitcoin.org has reported a massive hit with DDOS attack because of which hackers are simply demanding the BTC in ransom. The attack comes right after the court in U.K ordered the site for not hosting the Bitcoin white paper anymore. On July 6, the announcement certainly had alerted many people as the site to supports the development of Bitcoin. 

Understanding the possible reason 

Cobra, the pseudonymous owner of Bitcoin.org, made an announcement on Twitter that the website had been hit with an “absolutely massive” distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack along with a ransom demand for an undisclosed amount of Bitcoin (BTC)Even after the announcement was made, Bitcoin.org can be still accessed.

Cobra is just the pseudo name of the owner of Bitcoin.org who came upfront about the hack. Post this there was also a fiery tweet in which the expert developers stated that DDoS attackers are not in mind to stop till the time they get Bitcoin as ransom. 

Since most of the attacks of DDoS that were previously aim, this one was quite unusual for the attackers as it does not hold any details about the suer or the funds. Besides it was also once the target of such attack in December due to which users could not access Bitcoin Core software for some time.


The DDOS attacks that has been happening: 

Previous to this attach, the major DDoS attacks also targeted BinanceOKEx and Bitfinex. During that span, CEO Changpeng Zhao claimed the attack on Binance was conducted by the competitors with attempt of harming the reputation and not to steal funds.  

Last month after Satoshi Craig Wright had won the infringement case against Cobra, Cobra had to eliminate the white paper of BitcoinAlso, the Bitcoin.org blocked the access on downloading the Bitcoin Core software. 

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Shivangi Mujumdar

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