No, the founder of Ethereum did not hack the Ministry of Ecological Transition

No, the founder of Ethereum did not hack the Ministry of Ecological Transition


During the night, the Twitter account of the Ministry of Ecological Transition suffered a hacker attack. The situation now seems to have returned to normal (or almost), but following the attack the profile photo was replaced with that of Vitalik Buterin and the name changed to "vitalik.eth".

The reference is quite obvious, but for those not accustomed to the world of cryptocurrencies, Vitalik Buterin is none other than the founder of Ethereum, probably one of the most famous cryptocurrencies along with Bitcoin.

Source: Twitter / Corriere della Sera
The attack was carried out in conjunction with the Ethereum merge, which passed from the "proof of work" model to that "Proof of stake". The hackers have seen fit to exploit the moment to scam the most inexperienced, advertising a giveaway of 50,000 ETH on the hacked profile of the Ministry, as you can see from the tweets below.

Meyers Mocks Trump for Thinking He Has to Lie to Raise Money: Supporters Would Pay ‘No Matter What He Said It Was For’ (Video)

Donald Trump’s fundraising efforts have caught the attention of the Justice Department this week, with a federal grand jury in Washington looking into the Save America PAC, which asked for money from Trump supporters for an “election defense fund” that didn’t actually exist. And really, Seth Meyers is baffled by the fact that Trump felt like he had to lie to his base to get money.

During Wednesday night’s “A Closer Look” segment on “Late Night,” Meyers feigned surprise that Trump was the subject of yet another investigation, after the Justice Department issued several new grand jury subpoenas to those in the twice-impeached former president’s orbit, seeking information about the political action committee’s fundraising practices.

“You mean to tell me Donald Trump has amassed a giant pile of money and it might not entirely be above board?” Meyers mocked. “Next you’re gonna tell me Chris Pine wasn’t thrilled to be at the Venice Film Festival!”

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But really, the late night host was surprised that Trump chose to lie about what the PAC’s money would be going toward. That’s because, Meyers said, Trump supporters would blindly donate money at the drop of hat, just because of who was asking for it.

“Let me stress, I think most people who donate money to Trump would do it no matter what he said it was for,” Meyers said. “I don’t know why he opened himself up to criminal liability by lying and saying it was for a legal fund, when he could’ve just raised as much from telling his supporters ‘I’m upset and the only thing that cheers me up is money’ or ‘Going on a fancy plane ride tomorrow, want to pay for it?'”

Meyers joked that, at this point, it’s legitimately getting difficult for him to keep track of all the investigations into Donald Trump, and that this one was unnecessary. The late night host added that with such an extensive list of investigations, Trump has enough for his own CD: “NOW! That’s What I Call a Trump Criminal Investigation.”

You can watch the full segment in the video above.