Dogecoin Creator Helps Elon Musk Eliminate Ethereum Scammers on Twitter

Neutral Dogecoin Creator Helps Elon Musk Eliminate Ethereum Scammers on Twitter

Elon Musk, the acclaimed founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently reached out to Dogecoin creator and Adobe product lead Jackson Palmer to eliminate Ethereum giveaway scammers on Twitter.

For many months, ETH giveaway scams have plagued Twitter by spamming messages on the feed of public figures in and outside of the crypto sector to lure new users into falling for obvious phishing scams such as: "send one ETH and get 2 ETH back!"

Elon Musk Reaches Out to Palmer

In May, Palmer introduced a script that automatically blocks ETH giveaway scammers which utilize the same profile image of the public figure. The script solves all of the issues with ETH giveaway scammers as it detects the presence of accounts with identical profile images with profile figures and instantaneously block them to eliminate the possibility of the scam accounts to comment on the posts of public figures.

ok, *now* I can finally call it a night. https://t.co/8sTjFCQYk8

- Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) September 17, 2018

The script developed by Palmer proved to be effective, as it prevented newly made scam accounts and bots from spamming the comment section of public figures in the crypto space that made Twitter nearly unusable.

On September 18, Musk reached out to Palmer, asking for help in integrating the script Palmer developed in May to remove Ethereum giveaway scam bots on Musk's Twitter posts.

@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018

In response, Palmer sent the script via Twitter direct message to Musk, assisting the Tesla CEO in successfully implementing the script.

"If you DM me (your DMs aren't open), I'll send you the script - it's short, simple and you just run it with cron somewhere," Palmer said.

A few minutes later, Palmer stated that Musk obtained the script and discussed the issue of Twitter, specifically the inability of the platform's development team to automate and fix the issue.

Palmer noted:

"Update: Elon has the script. We had a good chat on how [Twitter CEO] Jack and the Twitter team should definitely automate and fix this problem on their end though."

Simple Solution

The cryptocurrency community has been outraged at Twitter and its development team's struggle in solving the Ethereum giveaway scam. As Palmer pointed out, the solution to the giveaway scam bots is quite simple; detect and ban newly created accounts with identical profile images.

Yet, despite Jack stating on multiple occasions that the Twitter development team is working to fix the issue, Ethereum giveaway scam bots are still active on the platform.

In June, Bleeping Computer reported that Ethereum giveaway scam bots have stolen more than $4.3 million already, adding that Twitter is nowhere close to solving the issue.

But, John Backus, a co-founder of Bloom, stated that the problem is more difficult when it comes to hacked verified accounts initiating Ethereum giveaway scams.

"Still a hard problem. I've seen a handful of giveaway scams where the scammer used a hacked Verified account so, when they change the profile pic to match the OP, it's MORE believable because of the blue check," Backus said.

Follow us on Telegram or subscribe to our newsletter here.
* Join CCN's crypto community for $9.99 per month, click here.
* Want exclusive analysis and crypto insights from Hacked.com? Click here.
* Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted.

09/17/2018 / 17:52:13 Source: ccn

BTC
1 BTC=$3,614.44
XRP
1 XRP=$0.3251
ETH
1 ETH=$121.04
XUC
1 XUC=$1.96
EOS
1 EOS=$2.44
BCH
1 BCH=$126.26

News Feed 50

Cryptopotato Neutral - Bakkt Futures by ICE is Now Supported by World’s 23rd Richest Man Li Ka-Shing read more.
01/09/2019 / 08:47:17
Themerkle Neutral - NEO Price Gains 12% Despite Malcolm Lerider Departure read more.
01/09/2019 / 08:35:28
Ccn Neutral - Indian Police Make Fourth Arrest in $70 Million Crypto Scam read more.
01/09/2019 / 08:33:42
Cryptonewsreview Neutral - Kraken defends trading of Ethereum Classic, attacks XRP, angers Ripple tech boss read more.
01/09/2019 / 08:32:20
Dailyhodl Neutral - One of the Richest Men on Earth Backs Bitcoin and Crypto, Plus Ripple and XRP, Tron, Stellar, Ethereum, Litecoin, VeChain, IOTA: Crypto News Flash read more.
01/09/2019 / 08:05:10
Ambcrypto Neutral - Litecoin [LTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Cryptocurrency to move along with the bulls on a long run read more.
01/09/2019 / 08:00:38
Newsbtc Neutral - Crypto Market Wrap: NEO Jumps Two Places With 13% Gain read more.
01/09/2019 / 08:00:10
Cryptoglobe Neutral - ShapeShift CEO Says Crypto Is a ‘Harsh Mistress’, Lays Off 1/3 of Staff read more.
01/09/2019 / 07:40:00
Coindesk Neutral - Security Token Offerings: A Way Past the SEC’s Incomplete Crypto Guidance? read more.
01/09/2019 / 07:15:47
Ethereumworldnews - Could Russian Rumors Be Reviving NEO? Surges 15% Today read more.
01/09/2019 / 07:01:58
Ambcrypto Neutral - Tron [TRX] grows steady with 9% hike; Litecoin [LTC] holds strong despite strong resistances read more.
01/09/2019 / 07:00:37
Newsbtc Neutral - Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Buyers Not Out of Woods Yet read more.
01/09/2019 / 07:00:22
Ethereumworldnews Neutral - Tron (TRX) Rally Looks Real, Price Could Test $0.0350 read more.
01/09/2019 / 06:45:59
Ccn Neutral - Ripple CEO to Critics After Obtaining 200 Clients: Banks Will Use XRP read more.
01/09/2019 / 06:36:40
Cryptonewsreview Neutral - Neo continues to climb, continuing its excellent start to 2019 read more.
01/09/2019 / 06:28:44
Cryptoglobe Neutral - Gold Backed Crypto Exchange Offers Safe Haven for Crypto Investors read more.
01/09/2019 / 06:20:50
Newsbtc Neutral - #Crypto Market Update: Stellar (XLM), Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), ADA Price Analysis read more.
01/09/2019 / 06:00:54
Ambcrypto Neutral - Bitcoin IRA launches turnkey, white-label solutions for enterprise businesses read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:45:21
Cryptonewsreview Neutral - Litecoin founder on the 51% attack problem read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:41:24
Bitcoin.Com Neutral - Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:30:28
Cryptonewsreview Neutral - Google is causing problems for a Bitcoin wallet provider read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:28:51
Cryptonewsreview Neutral - Cryptocurrency exchange cuts back staff, admits mistakes read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:25:45
Coindesk Neutral - The Case for a 2020 Bitcoin Bull Run read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:25:42
Dailyhodl Neutral - Tron (TRX) Rallies 34% in One Week, Gears Up With BitTorrent Crypto Token and Binance Launchpad read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:11:52
Coingape Neutral - Bitcoin less Centralized Compared to Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash- Long Hash Research read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:10:45
Bitcoinerx Neutral - New Sanctions Could Push Russia to Dump the US Dollar in Favor of Bitcoin read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:00:49
Newsbtc Neutral - #Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Eyeing Upside Break Above $0.37 read more.
01/09/2019 / 05:00:11
Newsbtc Neutral - #Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Consolidating, Buyers Could Take Control read more.
01/09/2019 / 04:08:28
Bitcoinist Neutral - State of Emergency read more.
01/09/2019 / 04:00:50
Ethereumworldnews Neutral - #Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Slow But Steady Climb read more.
01/09/2019 / 03:51:39
Cryptoglobe Neutral - Malta's Government 'Completely Silent' About Crypto Development 'Over Holidays', Nation's Opposition Leader Claims read more.
01/09/2019 / 03:50:00
Ethereumworldnews Neutral - #Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Another Attempt to Break Higher read more.
01/09/2019 / 03:31:02
Bitcoin.Com Neutral - Central Bank Official: Regulators Are Hindering the Development of Cryptocurrencies read more.
01/09/2019 / 03:10:36
Cryptoglobe Neutral - Brave Announces Growth Stats: Surpasses 5.5 Million Monthly Active Users read more.
01/09/2019 / 03:00:00
Cointelegraph Neutral - Square’s Cash App Blocks Account of Social Media Site Gab’s Founder: Report read more.
01/09/2019 / 02:45:00
Ccn Neutral - President Trump Makes His Case for a Border Wall as Economy Hangs in the Balance read more.
01/09/2019 / 02:16:53
Cryptoglobe Neutral - Who Will Win the Race to be the “Crypto Valley of Asia”? read more.
01/09/2019 / 02:00:00
Dailyhodl Neutral - Bakkt – Why a Successful Launch Could Boost the Cryptocurrency Market read more.
01/09/2019 / 01:37:02
Ccn Neutral - Could Japan’s Approval of the Bitcoin ETF Affect US SEC’s Decision? read more.
01/09/2019 / 01:31:17
Bitcoin.Com Neutral - Review: Wasabi’s Privacy-Focused BTC Wallet Aims to Make Bitcoin Fungible Again read more.
01/09/2019 / 01:10:11
Ethereumworldnews Neutral - Crypto Startup CEO: “Gut Feeling” Is That Bitcoin (BTC) Will Fall Under $3,000 read more.
01/09/2019 / 01:00:38
Newsbtc Neutral - Data Suggests That Bitcoin Is Seeing Increasingly Bullish Sentiment read more.
01/09/2019 / 01:00:31
Bitcoinist Neutral - Yellow Vests in France Planning a Bank Run to Collapse the Euro read more.
01/09/2019 / 01:00:30
Cryptoglobe Positive - Cudo Mining Software Lets Users Mine According to Profitability read more.
01/09/2019 / 00:50:00
Ambcrypto Neutral - Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Technical Analysis: Bear picks up the pace taking over the market read more.
01/09/2019 / 00:30:52
Ccn Neutral - Anti-Bitcoin JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon: No Recession Ahead, Dow is Rebounding read more.
01/09/2019 / 00:20:24
Cryptoslate Neutral - World’s 23rd Richest Man Invests in Cryptocurrency Exchange Bakkt’s First Funding Round read more.
01/09/2019 / 00:18:25
Cointelegraph Neutral - Litecoin’s Charlie Lee: Decentralized Crypto ‘Must Be Susceptible to 51% Attacks’ read more.
01/09/2019 / 00:17:00
Newsbtc Neutral - Cryptocurrency Bear Market Pressures Shapeshift into Layoffs read more.
01/09/2019 / 00:00:45
Cryptoglobe Neutral - Blockchain Community Returns to Its Founding Principles with Revolutionary New Smart Contract Investment Platform read more.
01/08/2019 / 23:55:42
Negative
2.9%
Neutral
94.4%
Positive
2.3%
Mixed
0.3%

Latest comments: