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Bitcoin.org Was HACKED, Back To Normal Now

UPDATE: It appears that the website is back to normal now. Existing post kept for historical reference.


This is a public service announcement to warn everybody that scammers have hacked the bitcoin.org domain and have placed a bitcoin doubler scam on the main page.

If you see any page presenting you with a bitcoin doubler offer – do not click on it! It is 100% a scam.

This shocking news was first reported on September 23 on the bitcointalk.org topic bitcoin.org hacked – at least 0.4 BTC has already been scammed from unsuspecting users, and the stolen bitcoin was sent to 1NgoFwgsfZ19RrCUhTmmuLpmdek45nRd5N.

A picture of the bitcoin doubler scam has been captured in the tweet below:

Cobra, the bitcoin.org domain owner, has been made aware of the hack and said he is inspecting the issue:

In the meantime, we recommend not using Bitcoin.org for the time being and instead, download Bitcoin Core binaries from bitcoincore.org.

We will update this post as the ongoing developments continue to happen.

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