Elon Musk, the acclaimed founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently joined Dogecoin creator and product producer Adobe Jackson Palmer to eliminate Ethereum's scammers on Twitter.
For many months, ETH Giveaway scams have plagued Twitter by sending messages to feeds of public figures inside and outside the encrypted sector to attract new users to the risk of obvious phishing scams such as: "send an ETH and get 2 ETH back!"
Elon Musk Reaches Out to Palmer
In May, Palmer introduced a script that automatically blocks GdW scammers using the same image as the public figure profile. The script solves all the problems with ETH's Giveaway scammers as it detects the presence of accounts with identical profile images with profile figures and blocks them instantly to eliminate the possibility that the scammer accounts comment on the posts of public figures.
ok, * now * I can finally call him a night. https://t.co/8sTjFCQYk8
– Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) September 17, 2018
The screenplay developed by Palmer proved to be effective, as it prevented scam accounts and robots just created to send spam the comment section of public figures in the cryptographic space that made Twitter almost unusable.
On September 18, Musk contacted Palmer, asking for help to integrate the screenplay developed by Palmer in May to remove the Ethereum scam bots on Musk's Twitter posts.
@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scammers spammers, it would be much appreciated
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018
In response, Palmer sent the script via Twitter direct message to Musk, assisting Tesla CEO in the implementation of the script.
"If you DM me (your DM are not open), I will send you the script – it's short, simple and just run it with cron somewhere," Palmer said.  A few minutes later, Palmer declared that Musk got the script and discussed the problem of Twitter, in particular the inability of the platform development team to automate and solve the problem.
Palmer observed :  "Update: Elon has the script, we had a nice chat about how [Twitter CEO] Jack and the Twitter team should definitely automate and fix the problem at the end. "
The cryptocurrency community was outraged by Twitter and its development team resolved the Ethereum scam. As Palmer pointed out, the solution to free scam robots is rather simple; detects and prohibits newly created accounts with identical profile images.
However, although Jack has stated on several occasions that the Twitter development team is working to solve the problem, the Ethereum scam bots are still active on the platform.
– jack (@jack) March 6, 2018
In June, Bleeping Computer reported that Ethereum's scam bots have already stolen more than $ 4.3 million, adding that Twitter it is not at all close to solving the problem Problem.
But John Backus, a co-founder of Bloom, said the problem is more difficult when it comes to verified compromised accounts that initiate Ethereum scams.
"Still a difficult problem, I saw a handful of free scams where the scammer used a compromised verified account, so when they change the profile picture to match the OP, it's more credible because of the control blue, "Backus said.
Follow us on Telegram or subscribe to our newsletter here.
• Join the CCN Crypto community for $ 9.99 a month, click here
• Do you want exclusive analysis and in-depth analysis encrypted by Hacked.com? Click here.
• Open positions on CCN: sought-after full-time and part-time journalists.