Palmeiras advisors are targets of attempted hacker attack asking for R$ 300,000 in Bitcoin

Palmeiras suffers an attempt at extortion with Bitcoin similar to that suffered by rival São Paulo in 2019.

Palmeiras board members are targets of attempted hacker attack for R$300,000 in BitcoinNOTÍCIAS
Board members of one of Brazil’s biggest football clubs, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, were the target of an attempted extortion with Bitcoins this week, according to Esporte Interativo.

According to the report, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 285 board members of the club received an e-mail requiring payment of R$ 1,050 in Bitcoin to prevent the leak of confidential information.

The hacker signed the e-mails as Edward Lorenz, the same pseudonym used in a similar attack on Palmeiras‘ rival in São Paulo’s capital, São Paulo Futebol Clube, in 2019.

The e-mail was entitled „Balanços e Documentos do Palmeiras“ (Balance Sheets and Documents of the Palmeiras), containing a list of the counselors‘ data, supposedly to attest that the hacker had gained access to sensitive documents.

In addition to requesting the payment of a ransom in Bitcoin, the criminal also indicated means to „exchange money for Bitcoin“, listing exchanges such as Mercado Bitcoin, Foxbit, LocalBitcoins, Coinbase, among others.

The indicated portfolio would have already been used for another Bitcoin scam, having received R$ 96,481 according to blockchain data.

The Palmeiras board says it will investigate the case and that it has already called the police. A message exchanged by the directors recommends that they do not open the e-mail and do not make any kind of deposit:

„Attention SEP Counsellor! We are suffering attacks from a blackmailer. Do not open any e-mail or file coming from Edward Lorenz and DO NOT DEPOSIT ANY MONEY!“

The pseudonym used by the hacker, Edward Lorenz, makes reference to the meteorologist who created the thesis of the „Butterfly Effect“ in the Chaos Theory, deceased in 2008. In the attack suffered by São Paulo on November 22, 2019, the criminal asked for payment of $ 1 million in total for the directors of the club, while in the case of alviverde the request comes close to $ 300,000 with all directors.

The year 2020 was marked by a series of ransomware attacks in Brazil and worldwide. In the most serious cases, the hackers got access to the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil, in addition to the Ministry of Health and the Superior Court of Justice.

Salausvaihto-jättiläinen Coinbase vihjaa julkiseen markkinointiin bitcoin-hintojen noustessa

Kun bitcoinin hinta nousee kaikkien aikojen korkeimpiin kohtiin, tunnetuin kryptovaluutanvaihto Coinbase on ilmoittanut aikomuksestaan ​​tulla julkiseksi.

Yhdysvaltain salausvaihtojätti Coinbase toimitti äskettäin rekisteröintiluonnoksen Arvopaperipörssi-komissiossa ja vahvisti huhutut suunnitelmat julkisen listautumisannin kanssa, jonka analyytikot arvioivat olevan arvoltaan jopa 28 miljardia dollaria. Coinbase ilmoitti jättäneensä rekisteröintilausuntoluonnoksen SEC: lle, mikä tasoitti tietä mahdolliselle alkutarjoukselle. Ilmoitus tulee siitä, että kiinnostus bitcoiniin ja muihin kryptovaluuttoihin on noussut uusille korkeuksille koronaviruspandemian aikana.

Coinbasen arvon odotetaan olevan noin 28 miljardia dollaria

Messari Crypto -tutkija Mira Christanto on sukelnut syvälle joihinkin salauspörssin liiketoiminta- ja kaupankäyntitietoihin ja saavuttanut potentiaalisen 28 miljardin dollarin arvon. Mirar Christanio totesi : „Coinbasen IPO-ilmoituksen jälkeen arvostamme yritystä 28 miljardiin dollariin. Coinbase on yksi merkittävimmistä pörsseistä, ja sen päivittäinen volyymi on miljardi dollaria 20.12. “ Tutkija lisäsi, että arvostuksen johtamiseen käytetty malli jakoi yrityksen liiketoimintasegmentit kaupankäyntimaksuilla, säilytyspalkkioilla, maksukorteilla ja muilla kriteereillä. Kaupankäyntimäärät tulevat ensisijaisesti institutionaalisilta asiakkailta, hän lisäsi, mutta keskimääräinen omistusosuus asiakasta kohden on 703 dollaria.

Bitcoin on edelleen kaikkien aikojen korkeimmillaan

Bitcoinin hinta on kaikkien aikojen korkeimmillaan sen jälkeen, kun johtava kryptovaluutta nousi keskiviikkona 20 000 dollarin esteen yläpuolelle ensimmäistä kertaa historiansa aikana. Kirjoitushetkellä bitcoin vaihtaa omistajaa hieman yli 23 000 dollaria. On olemassa useita tekijöitä, jotka auttoivat bitcoinia lisäämään uusia kaikkien aikojen korkeimpia kohtia. Institutionaalinen kiinnostus bitcoinia kohtaan on lisännyt vuotta suojauksena perinteisiä varoja vastaan. MicroStrategy, Bitwise ja Harmaasävy ovat kaikki nousussa investointien, hallinnoitavien varojen ja rahastojen osakekurssien suhteen, kun Bitcoin saavutti ennätyksellisen huippuhinnan tällä viikolla.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniack goes shitcoin with green blockchain project

Wozniack, the new crypto-green – That’s it! The rise in the price of bitcoin has reignited the hype around cryptocurrencies. Indeed, even the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniack, embarks on the creation of a cryptocurrency: the WOZX.

The revolution by Wozniack

The news broke over the weekend, with the publication of the EFFORCE project white paper .

This initiative was launched by Steve Wozniack , Jacopo Vanetti, Andrea Castiglione, Jacopo Visetti and the company AitherCO2.

Concretely, EFFORCE presents itself as a future platform for exchange on energy savings . It would give companies wishing to improve their energy performance the opportunity to finance these improvements.

Thus, users called “contributors” could ultimately finance projects aimed at minimizing the negative impacts of energy consumption. Subsequently, the savings made are supposed to be redistributed to the contributors in the form of tokens.

“ The platform brings together those who want to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings or industrial processes, with a group of contributors interested in reimbursement in tokens representing the energy savings achieved through efficiency improvement projects. “

In total, it looks like 1 billion Bitcoin Machine tokens will be created. A fifth of these tokens will be set aside to encourage participants to take part in the funding.

Project of the year… or shitcoin?

Obviously, when we read “energy saving” and “Wozniack” , we have something to be excited about by this project. However, behind the scenes is quite different.

Indeed, this one has everything of a good big old-style bullshit blockchain . First of all, the 54-page white paper (just that) explains many marketing aspects, but remains fairly elusive on the technical aspects .

Then, the project has for the moment been only listed on the HBTC exchange platform and soon on Bithumb , later this week . It therefore seems that Wozniack’s crypto is of little interest to giants, like Binance or Coinbase – even if this interest alone would have been far from meaning that a blank check was given to the project .

Finally, Steve Wozniack met with Justin Sun , CEO of Tron, to discuss the project earlier this year, which in and of itself means nothing concrete. However, we are familiar with Justin Sun’s practices, as well as his discussed personality. He is probably not the best person in the ecosystem to talk to when you claim to launch a “revolutionary” project.