Scammers Are Copying News Sites To Push Elon Musk-themed Crypto Scams

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 28, 2022 02:00 pm PST

According to Malwarebytes, scammers have been capitalising on recent news of Elon Musk’s twitter purchase to push scam cryptocurrencies to users. Bot accounts posing as Elon Musk have been posting fake replies to tweets directing users to a fake version of news outlet Medium, on the page of a fake article advertising a cryptocurrency giveaway. Everything about the page is intended to convince the visitor that it’s all genuine, down to the numerous comments from “Medium users” saying they received their funds. Included on the page is a message saying: “Tesla 100 000 ETH Giveaway! To verify your address, just send from 0.5 to 100 ETH to the address below and get from 5 to 1000 ETH back!”.