May 22, 2014

Fake Bitcoin Story on Twitter Leads to Malware

It’s true that various branches of the United States government are considering, or rumored to be considering, ways to regulate Bitcoin. But nothing is official just yet, so don’t believe the latest Twitter scam claiming that the US government is shutting Bitcoin down.

According to Adam Kujawa of security software company Malwarebytes, who discovered the scam, the malicious tweets are being spread by a number of fake Twitter accounts. Worse, other Twitter users are retweeting them without realizing that the news is false and the link leads to malware.

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