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Cricket South Africa Briefly Falls Victim to $70,000 Bitcoin Twitter Scam


The cricket organization’s official Twitter account was compromised for several hours, but attackers appeared to make just $70.

South Africa’s national cricket organization briefly fell victim to scammers on Twitter and began offering a fake Bitcoin (BTC) lottery, Indian daily news outlet Indian Express reported on Jan. 14.

Cricket South Africa (CSA), which has over 1 million followers, tweeted its alleged participation in the scheme in the early morning.

Staff claimed the organization had begun a partnership with Luno, a United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency wallet, through which users could win a prize worth 20 BTC ($70,900).

The now-deleted tweet included a Bitcoin address to which those wishing to be involved should send a 0.01 BTC, and was active for around five hours.

“Apologies to all our Twitter followers who were affected by the hack overnight,” CSA subsequently wrote in a follow-up tweet after…



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2019-01-14 07:47:00

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