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Big Habbening on Twitter.

Large-scale Bitcoin scam affecting high profile Blue Checkmark accounts, from Obama to Elon Mask. Hacker made off with something like $10 million. Even some minor circumstantial evidence that legendary Nazi troll hacker weev was behind it.

All the Blue Checkmarks have been silenced until @jack figures out what is going on.

If if it weev I expect they are going to clamp down so far because :angry-NPC-face: but it will be worth it, better to go out with a bang.

 
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  1. Please keep off topic posts to the current Open Thread.

    If you are new to my work, start here.

  2. Has anyone made the Blue Cheka joke yet?

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  3. Lowe says:

    If weev did this then he will be the most famous hacker in the world until he dies.

    • Replies: @Lowe
    , @Ray P
    , @El Dato
  4. A123 says:

    There is only one TRUTH !!!!

  5. Lowe says:
    @Lowe

    Defrauding gullible people is very wrong. I could only say I approve of this if the person(s) who did it returned the money.

    Which they won’t, otherwise they would have just posted absurd, vulgar stuff on all the hacker accounts, instead of asking for money.

    If weev did it, then really he should have posted “White Lives Matter” or “It’s okay to be White,” on all of them.

    • Replies: @Nodwink
  6. WHAT says:

    weev the fed snitch lol.

  7. Rahan says:

    Well, good. If it really is weev, I suppose a major part of the dough goes as “protection money” to the peeps running the place where he is holed up, but if just a sliver goes to Mr. Anglin, then the Daily Stormer will be safe for a bit longer.

    I can’t believe we reached the situation where there are like five sane people in the Anglosphere left, two of whom are Roosh and Anglin. It has come to this.

    The hunched, hand-rubbing merchants, and their dangerhair tranny allies really did a number on this civilization, boy did they do a number.

    You let in a persecuted minority which was unjustly persecuted for 5000 years wherever they went, starting with Babylon, then Egypt, then Rome, then Europe and Russia, because they are saints and everyone else across history is crazy, and so you let them in, and the “rightwingers” among them decide “in order to secure my people’s future I must take over this place and use it for my purposes”, while the “leftwingers” look around and say “I must save the world by destroying this place that welcomed me!”

    Gotta love them ethics. Truly they have much to teach us all.

    • Thanks: Father Coughlin
  8. Dumbo says:

    Hacker made off with something like $10 million

    Mainstream media is reporting it at 118 grand, which is not that much nor probably worth the risk.

    A much smarter thing would have been to hack only Musk’s account, post something crazy/scary that would make the stock go a lot up or down (down is easier), then profit.

    • Replies: @Max Payne
    , @Realist
  9. Max Payne says:
    @Dumbo

    Whole thing feels like a bot got lucky. Something about the screen captures…..

  10. Nodwink says:
    @Lowe

    I wouldn’t overplay my hand, if it was me. If I had access to Trump’s account, I would post something like “just a couple of cheeseburgers,” and everyone would laugh at the president tweeting his lunch order. They would laugh again if he got on Twitter and claimed that he was hacked.

    For Obama, I would go for “sexy hermaphodites,” given the right-wing belief (probably true, IMO) about his wife. Biden would be “Where am I?” etc.

    • Replies: @anonymous coward
  11. Instead of ZOG it’s maybe gonna be HOG – Hacker Occuped Government

    Or maybe this is a US gov operation to help justify clampdown on allegedly anonymous crypto-currencies

    As they move to shut-down all internet wrong-think sites, they maybe want to close down the option of doing a Daily Stormer, being accessible via web-to-TOR link and getting funded through shitpostercoin

    • Replies: @Ray P
  12. Realist says:
    @Dumbo

    Mainstream media is reporting it at 118 grand, which is not that much nor probably worth the risk.

    Why would anybody believe anything the mainstream media said?

  13. @Nodwink

    The goal of this hack was to destroy Twitter, not money or influence.

    Trump is a dumb cuckold, but even he is not dumb enough to continue to blithely use Twitter after this slap in the face. (Or is he??)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  14. Ray P says:
    @Lowe

    No one will ever better Kevin Mitnick or Robert Tappan Morris.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  15. Ray P says:
    @brabantian

    A South African B.O.S.S. H.O.G.?


  16. Jean-Paul Sartre

    [MORE]

  17. Hacker made off with something like $10 million.

    It was such a seemingly lame scam, I assumed they’d only scored like $50K, or whatnot. I’m surprised there are really that many idiots who never-the-less have taken the trouble to procure BTC.

    • Replies: @another anon
  18. @Servant of Gla'aki

    It was such a seemingly lame scam, I assumed they’d only scored like $50K, or whatnot. I’m surprised there are really that many idiots who never-the-less have taken the trouble to procure BTC.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Twitter_bitcoin_scam

    Outcome: Scammers received at least US$110,000 worth of bitcoins

    So, world’s greatest hackers managed to hack into world’s most tempting target – and used this one-in-a-lifetime chance to grab about 100k in blatant Nigerian-style scam.
    At least in the official story we are told, there is no way to verify that any money actually changed hands.

    Anyway, it is over. Twitter is back in the business of delivering world’s most powerful takes in its full glory.

    • Replies: @Kent Nationalist
    , @Nodwink
  19. @anonymous coward

    The goal of this hack was to destroy Twitter…

    Which they have coming good and hard.

  20. @another anon

    ANTI-White People Aktion

    Jealousy

  21. Nodwink says:
    @another anon

    BAPPIN outed himself a while back, and he’s exactly what you’d expect:

  22. I haven’t paid attention to Twitter lately: Does @RealDonaldJTrump or whatever handle he uses have a Blue Checkmark?

    Maybe Twitter should stop censoring and start giving out red questionmarks to accounts they think are bad.

  23. @Nodwink

    I thought AK meant Hot Take in the sense of racy photos and that this was yours … lulz

  24. El Dato says:
    @Lowe

    The Russian program, rising through towers of data, blotting out the playroom colors. And I plug Bobby’s homemade command package into the center of Jake’s cold heart. The squirt transmission cuts in, a pulse of condensed information that shoots straight up, past the thickening tower of darkness, the Russian program, while Bobby struggles to control that crucial second. An unformed arm of shadow twitches from the towering dark, too late.

    We’ve done it.

    The matrix folds itself around me like an origami trick. And the loft smells of sweat and old tweets.

    I thought I heard Jack scream, a raw metal sound, but I couldn’t have.

    Shamelessly read-modify-written from Wilkiam Gibson’s “Burning Chrome”, Omni, July 1982

  25. El Dato says:
    @Ray P

    Feh.

    The other Kevin was way more interesting I have to say.

    Mitnick got biggened by the NYT auto-blow sleuthwork and the Toshiro or what-his-name auto-blow “Takedown” book.

    Also, old-school reporting on RTM’s love child:

    “It came from California”

    neskaya.mit.edu. still exists lol … 18.9.60.146

    • Replies: @Ray P
  26. @Nodwink

    BAPPIN outed himself a while back, and he’s exactly what you’d expect:

    This is not about this Bappin guy – he is one of the more amusing clowns on Twitter, minor celebrity on the left Twitter on his own right.

    This is about Twitter.
    Bappin is in many ways mirror image of alt-right. Just like alt-right is in panic that Jews and communists are taking over the whole world and are preparing to exterminate white people, Bappin lives in fear that Russians, Iranians and other fascists are seizing one country after another and are going to wipe out all Jews and people of color. Unless they are stopped by any means necessary, everything is doomed.

    If you posted one tenth of what he is posting, only about different nation and people, the hammer will fall immediately and without mercy.
    Bappin is doing this stuff for years, and nothing happens.

    Is it because no one ever complained, or is it because Bappin is going to be Democratic presidential candidate in 2040?

    Do not misunderstand me, I absolutely do not want Bappin gone. As I said, his thermonuclear hot takes belong to the best content of all Twitter 😉

    • Agree: Daniel Chieh, mal
    • Replies: @Pavlo
    , @Anatoly Karlin
  27. Pavlo says:
    @another anon

    He just says what the rest of Europe and North America is thinking.

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    , @EldnahYm
  28. @Pavlo

    Nah, he and friends are uniquely nuts. But very entertaining.

    • Replies: @Pavlo
  29. Pavlo says:
    @Daniel Chieh

    It’s the pure unrestrained Id of America (and approved by Shitter, which has banned people for much less). It would be a grave mistake to dismiss it as the ravings of a lonesome DSA sex pest.

    Thomas Sarsfield Power, but Woke.

    That’s the future.

    • Replies: @mal
  30. Ray P says:
    @El Dato

    Amusing news coverage – as you will know, the RTM program was a network worm not a virus, which replicated out of control, slowing machines down to a crawl and it would re-infect machines on the internet.

    A more interesting “Russian hacking” angle would be ‘Hagbard Celine’, the West German anarchist cracker Markus Hess, who worked for GDR State security and KGB in the middle-eighties penetrating European and American networks and stealing software for the communists. He was discovered by the American astronomer (turned sysadmin) Clifford Stoll roaming around on his network and he was traced back to Germany. Stoll wrote the book ‘Cuckoo’s Egg’ about it, and also appeared on t.v.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  31. mal says:
    @Pavlo

    Well, he doesn’t represent the vast majority of American people (most Americans can barely find Russia on the map), but he is allowed on Twitter so that he can keep shifting the overtone window for the elites, that is true. I mean, he thinks Samantha Power sucks because she is not anti-Russian enough.

    Its kinda like BLM/ANTIFA movement. The overtone window started with – “emotional safety of the oppressed minorities and women must be top priority at elite institutions and power centers”. We are now at “cancel white people for what they say because words are violence” stage. We will logically arrive at “white race is violence” fairly soon now, so if you want to stay in power as an elite, you will have to be an insecure neurotic minority or a white woman.

    Incidentally, those people make very good puppets. I’m sure its just a coincidence. There’s this term, solipsism, its like a worldview that treats external reality as not real, but rather a construct of the mind processed through raw emotions. The only things that matter are those that make you feel the moment, past and future is irrelevant. Only self is certain.

    Those kinds of people are being groomed into the elite and power, by the looks of it. Those kinds of people will also start a nuclear war easily because Russia is not real, only bad feelings about Russia are real. And if nukes is the way to get rid of bad feelings and guarantee emotional safety, then nuke away. This is also why all the corporations love and support them – if a product makes you feel emotionally safe, they will gobble it up, price, quality, or even real world exploitation be damned. As long as you have good PR management, it’s a guaranteed profit.

    Anyway, this is why I would advise Russia to buckle up – even if thermonuclear war is not imminent, sanctions will be certain. Russia is ‘bad feelings’, and passing sanctions grants cathartic release. Its an emotional thing, not a rational one.

    • Replies: @Pavlo
  32. Not Raul says:
    @Nodwink

    How do you know that’s actually a picture of the Tweeter?

    • Replies: @Nodwink
  33. @another anon

    • Agree: mal
    • LOL: Haruto Rat
  34. EldnahYm says:
    @Pavlo

    You’re almost as nuts as he is if you actually believe that.

  35. Pavlo says:
    @mal

    Well, he doesn’t represent the vast majority of American people (most Americans can barely find Russia on the map), but he is allowed on Twitter so that he can keep shifting the overtone window for the elites, that is true

    So much of America’s cultural output is fantasies about killing Russians and elaborate theories about Russian malefactors causing American misery. The thing that comes through from Twitter and Facebook is that so many Americans feel personally wronged by Russia and Russians in general. I suspect that while at an intellectual level Americans know Red Dawn was just a movie, in their subconsciousness they remember it as a real event that they lived through. Now that Americans have convinced themselves that Russia is the leader of a global white supremacist axis, their newly-woke military forces will soon be baying for Russian blood.

    America and Americans have decided that is their world mission to wage war on racism and white supremacy. With the patterns of thought they’ve fallen into, the only way current trends don’t end in war with Russia is if internal conflict cripples America first (less and less likely with the increasing demoralisation of the right).

    • Replies: @El Dato
  36. El Dato says:
    @Pavlo

    It’s definitely something that is incessantly biggened by Press&Pols. (Just today: COVID-19: ‘Putin Hacked Our Vaccine’ Is Dumbest Story Yet … it’s going to lead to extreme fatigue.) While the common man may think “darn Russians cheating at the Olympics AGAIN”, I don’t think he’s ready to go on the World Crusade for the right of a Bisexual POC gendered as a pony to perform anti-patriarchic freebleeding in the pub while not mentioning Israel in any way, shape or form.

    But the US top crusties are definitely deranged: Setting Pompeo loose on the concept of ‘human rights’ is a warning the US is about to violate a lot more of them

    • Replies: @Pavlo
  37. El Dato says:
    @Ray P

    Quite so.

    Back in the glorious ’88 the Worm/Virus differentiation had not gelled yet. The leading paper on this worm is titled “With Microscope and Tweezers: The Worm from MIT’s Perspective” but in the text it is always called a “virus”:

    Appeared in CACM June ’89 (vintage issue I had much fun in reading)

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.125.2761&rep=rep1&type=pdf

    Another CACM vintage issue was May ’88, with the Clifford Stoll paper:

    http://pdf.textfiles.com/academics/wilyhacker.pdf

  38. @Anatoly Karlin

    According to Red Alert 2, they were capitalist telepathic dolphins

  39. Pavlo says:
    @El Dato

    While the common man may think “darn Russians cheating at the Olympics AGAIN”, I don’t think he’s ready to go on the World Crusade for the right of a Bisexual POC gendered as a pony to perform anti-patriarchic freebleeding in the pub while not mentioning Israel in any way, shape or form.

    A quick survey of American Boomer Facebook and Twitter confirms that the common man can get very heated indeed about cruelty to sodomites in some place he’s never heard of. It isn’t very important what the casus belli is, because the American mind is a fluid body of inexhaustible malice and can be poured into any container you please.

    In any event, Americans are currently convincing themselves that Russians are already killing them at home and abroad. The Propornot twitter account is now claiming that Russia has killed 150,000 Americans with the Coronavirus, so this particular accusation is now all but officially-sanctioned.

    There is no reason to think these trends will not continue.

  40. Nodwink says:
    @Not Raul

    That’s the eternal question about social media. This is another image from Google:

  41. Ray P says:
    @Daniel Chieh

    We can expect to see some headline like ‘Russian NazBol rape dolphins unleashed on America’s beaches’ in the near future?

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