On the official page of the main party of Sweden, a tweet appeared that the national currency will now be bitcoin. The post lasted only 30 minutes, after which it was removed, according to the publication Bitcoinist.
The incident occurred after the Swedish government criticized Bitcoin Core. In addition to the tweet about the new national currency, there were other messages that encouraged users to invest in bitcoin. Hackers were also able to change the account name from “Social Democrats” to “Bitcoin Democrats” by adding the bitcoin symbol (BTC) to the official party logo. The attackers did not plan to hide. They justified their actions by political worldviews.
Despite the fact that this incident causes much harm neither Sweden nor the crypto world, the problem of hacker hacks remains relevant, especially for the digital money industry. In 2018, scammers stole more than $2 billion from crypto-currency investors. Such data is cited by Chainalysis analysts. In 2019, this amount may increase significantly.