FRAUDSTERS have hijacked Elon Musk's Twitter replies to circulate scams in the wake of his apology to the Thai cave rescuer he called "paedo guy". The swindlers are posing as Musk on the platform using fake profiles and tweeting links to shady web pages designed to trick victims into forking out virtual cash like Bitcoin and Ethereum. "I know that sometimes people can get angry and voice an opinion that looks aggressive. Reacting in the way I did was not a good thing," reads the scam web page set up by the con-artists. It continues: "As such I thought of a cool way to make amends with anyone who feels offended. A way to get yourself free crypto. How does it sound?" The scammers add that sending in three Bitcoin or 30 Ethereum will net you the grand prize of a Tesla 3 electric car. There also links on the page that direct users to sites asking them to make transactions using the Bitcoin wallet Electrum. Needless to say, this has all the warning signs of an online scam. After The … [Read more...] about Fraudsters using Elon Musk ‘paedo guy’ controversy in sneaky Bitcoin scam
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For a while, Elon Musk was the chosen one.The nerdy billionaire not only talked the talk, but walked the walk. On Twitter, he'd reference video games, quantum mechanics and space travel - three things I absolutely adore - while splashing outrageous sums of cash trying to make my childhood dreams a reality. I thought he might, one day, actually crack it and send someone to Mars.How things can so quickly change. Musk's evolution into rich sci-fi supervillain was cemented last week when he attacked a UK diver involved in the rescue of the Wild Boars.In a series of tweets - what else? - Musk attacked British diver Vern Unsworth. One said the expat living in Thailand was "sus". Then he said: "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it."Musk, who failed to back up his claims with any kind of evidence, deleted the tweets, but of course the internet never forgets and, sadly, neither will I.Musk's descent has made me wish for a Mass Effect patch, which sounds like an odd thing to wish for, but … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Twitter tirade has me dreaming of a Mass Effect patch
BILLIONAIRE tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a reputation for his innovative companies such as SpaceX and Tesla and his forward-thinking ideas. From advising Donald Trump on how to make humans a "multiplanetary species" to his work on the world's biggest lithium-ion battery, here's everything you need to know about one of the planet's most influential tech figures. Who is Elon Musk? There's no doubt that Elon has quite the CV. He's the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of Opan AI, co-founder of Zip2 and founder of X.com, which merged with PayPal. Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and proposed an electric jet. He has previously said that the goals of his companies revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His aim is to reduce global warming and reduce the risk of human extinction by setting up a colony on … [Read more...] about What is Elon Musk’s net worth, did the Tesla founder date Amber Heard and why has he built an underground tunnel in LA?
ELON MUSK has tweeted that he's building a cyborg dragon, whatever that means. The Tesla and SpaceX chief offered no explanation about the barmy invention. Let's pause for a second and break that down literally: a cyborg is a being with organic and mechanical body parts, and a dragon is a mythical animal usually portrayed as a scaly, fire-breathing serpent. Definitions aside, we're still no closer to getting to the bottom of this blunt, but also strangely cryptic, tweet. Musk has played with fire before, building a Boring flamethrower (which takes its name from the droll title of his tunnel-drilling firm) and flogging it for £355. All 20,000 units of the insane (and wholly irresponsible) tool were snapped in just four days. Oh btw I’m building a cyborg dragon— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2018 He's also taken to Twitter to unveil Boring hats and Tesla tequila – so is this cyborg dragon just the latest in a line of Musk merch? And will it be available to the … [Read more...] about Elon Musk says he’s building a ‘cyborg dragon’ – should we be worried?
Less than two months ago, Rockstar launched The Doomsday Heist update for GTA Online, in which players drove flying cars, deployed high tech weaponry, and generally performed all kinds of crazy stunts at the behest of an enigmatic multi-billionaire tech entrepreneur called Avon Hertz, who wants to save the world. Yesterday, Elon Musk, an enigmatic multi-billionaire tech entrepreneur who wants to save the world, launched a car into space; which is basically the next closest thing to an actual flying car (and no, I'm not counting those ones that can hover around the same speed as a forlorn snail). Can you spot the resemblance? Grand Theft Auto 5 players certainly could, and were more than happy to make their comparisons between yesterday's SpaceX launch and the kind of bonkers madness you can accomplish in Rockstar's open-world crime-fest. Let's offer some context first; the launch of the Falcon Heavy represented the most powerful rocket in operation shooting off into … [Read more...] about Elon Musk launched a car into space, and GTA 5 players can’t get enough of it