Hacker-a blackmailer who offers to return Bitcoin Cash real owners for ransom

Hacker-a blackmailer who offers to return Bitcoin Cash real owners for ransom

About 500 coins Bitcoin Cash was “pulled out of the trap of” the unknown researcher, but to return them to their rightful owners it offers a Commission of 30%.

About 500 BCH, worth more than 600 thousand dollars that were sent to inattentive users to addresses Segwit (Bitcoin Cash not support this technology) has been transferred from the “trap” – now the coins are on one address.

It happened shortly after was offered the return of “frozen” coins Bitcoin Cash. Obviously, unknown “hacker” did this operation without assistance.

Victims of their own carelessness, the users should point out the mistake, and the developers of Bitcoin Cash, which are not invented to protect you against these errors. However, the developers have promised a transition to a new address format for BCH that will eliminate the possibility of recurrence of such confusion.

If the message on Reddit, sent made this man, a true, unknown hacker was not guided by altruistic reasons and is willing to negotiate with the real owners of the money, but not free. It should be noted that pool BTC.com previously did the same thing with 100 BCH for treatment of their master, but not took it for a huge fee.

“I took all of these coins to help those who by mistake sent on BCH address Segwit. Send me a letter, which must specify the address Segwit you are trying to recover the coins,” – writes the user bchsegwitrecover.

Whoever took BCH stuck in the address Segwit, he certainly did a great job: in addition to the restoration of one transaction of 33 BCH value 41,000 dollars, he was faced with the problem of having numerous transactions worth only a few cents.

Still in question, as a mysterious “hacker” has made this operation. He may have agreed with one of the mining pools, or has its own power hash. However, after public disclosure of possible return of frozen coins, the Commission is 30% seems excessive, and actions with other people’s money without their consent (even mistakenly parted with them) owners are becoming signs of theft.

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