Twitter takes “great action” against Ethereum scambots, says Elon Musk, Tesla CEO
The most popular social media platform, Twitter has finally taken “great action” as per Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, against Ethereum scambots. A news aggregator based in San Francisco and reporting about technological aspects named Techmeme on 28th August tweeted about Twitter’s step to remove 486 accounts. These accounts have been actively engaged in spreading malicious content. Musk, one of the top most entrepreneurs of the world has been expressive regarding Ethereum and stated on the post that the measure will help to “increase usage by real users.”
Elon Musk has experienced the attacks through certain accounts on Twitter that operated having wrong intention. However, his statement has not specified about crypto. Ethereum World News has previously reported in July 2018 that Musk who also happens to be the CEO of SpaceX is quite familiar to the scambots on Twitter. In this context, he talked about the bots that for a considerable span of time plagued the profile used by him.
The Tesla CEO maintained a joking tone while giving a reply stating that the “promised” Ethereum “is coming, I swear.” This was quite an anticipated and much awaited reply from the entrepreneur that received further comments from other users. This comment was followed by messages focusing on Ethereum, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Herein, he finally made a lighthearted comment that added spark to the entire space saying, “at this point, I want ETH even if it is a scam.” Such a statement sends out a message to the world stating that a renowned personality like him has shown little inclination towards newly emerging crypto industry that has the possibility to make a global impact.
Troy Mursch, the security researcher has recently exposed accounts that impersonated Musk and were “recommended” to be followed by Mursch. These accounts have been so malicious that harmful advertising links were provided stating that Musk was involved in “official 5,000 ETH giveaway”. Twitter has, however, failed in its endeavour to address the issue and resolve. The problem became significant enough to even bother Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum that has eventually made him to tag Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey for resolving the matter.
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