• Ryanair boss attacks Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    Brash airline CEO dubs Bitcoin a ‘Ponzi scheme’ after his image is used in crypto scam ads

    Telling people to avoid crypto ‘like the plague,’ outspoken Irishman Michael O’Leary said: ‘I have never, and would never, invest one cent in Bitcoin’

    A photograph of the sweary CEO has been doing the rounds in advertisements featured on an array of popular websites. The bogus campaign claims he told viewers on a popular late-night television show that he was making “tens of thousands of euro a day” thanks to an investment scheme called Bitcoin Lifestyle.

  • Phishing
    Bitcoin

    Ignore this Bitcoin porn scam

    Here’s what to do if you get a suspicious email

    We’re posting the full-text of a scam email so that if you google it, you can read this sentence: Ignore this Bitcoin scam. We got this from a friend of ours recently. It’s just a riff on a common scam. Here’s the text: You can visit the police station but nobody will solve your problem. I dont live in your country. So they can not trace my location even for 4 weeks. Your device is infected by our virus. I turned on your webcam, at the moment you went to the porn-site. Now I have the record of you, caressing yourself. Having VNC session we downloaded your contactlist so if…

  • blue pill
    Ethereum

    What the Circle/Poloniex deal has in common with Viagra and Cialis

    Internet scammers always find new ways to rip off suckers

    Lift a rock and you’ll find bugs crawling everywhere. Acquire a cryptocurrency exchange and you’ll find fake Twitter accounts crawling everywhere, too. When mobile payment company Circle announced its purchase Poloniex on Monday (a story we broke three weeks earlier, as we endlessly like to remind readers), Twitter lit up with very positive comments directed toward the exchange. There was just one problem: Many of those accounts appeared suspiciously like bots. As of press time, there were about 820 responses to this Poloniex tweet: Big news from the Poloniex team today!https://t.co/nZdjsKzWBl — Poloniex Exchange (@Poloniex) February 26, 2018 That would seem wonderfully positive for the company. Except our social media…