Other Sep 08, 2020

Elon Musk confirmed that the Russian ransomware program was aimed at Tesla

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla was recently attacked in order to extort $ 1 million in Bitcoins from the automaker.

Ransomware attack on Tesla

A Russian citizen contacted a Tesla employee from a manufacturing facility in Nevada, and persuaded him to install a ransomware program in the Tesla computer network. The fraudster offered the employee $ 1 million and a prepayment of 1 PTS, in exchange for downloading the software.

Instead of accepting the bribe, the employee called the FBI. During the investigation, the us Federal Bureau of investigation arrested 27-year-old Russian Yegor Igorevich Kryuchkov, who was the culprit of the extortion attempt. Kryuchkov was detained in Los Angeles on August 22, and currently faces up to 5 years in prison for the extortion scheme if found guilty.

Speaking about the cryptocurrency extortion attempt targeting his company, the CEO said it was a major attack after he suffered a previous bitcoin hack on Twitter that hit his social media platform as well as other tech moguls and well-known figures.

The attempted ransomware attack came at a time when the market is seeing a sharp rise in Tesla shares, with a market capitalization of about $ 465 billion, after an announced 5-to-1 stock split that quadrupled Musk's fortune.

Overtaking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the SpaceX founder is now among the top three richest people in the world, according to the Bloomberg billionaires index.

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How to register a new users on SPACEBOT?

Registration on SPACEBOT is available only via the referral link which you can get after bonding 100 coins to the pool.

In order to get the link through the Telegram bot:
1. Send 100 coins to the wallet given by the bot: Wallet – Deposit
2. Bond 100 coins to the pool: Wallet – Deposit for paramining
3. Skip to ‘Affiliate program’ section and copy your referral link
4. Now you can share your referral link and invite new users

In order to get the link through iOS/Android:
1. Send 100 coins to the wallet given by the App: Home screen – Refill
2. Bond 100 coins to the pool: Home scren – Bond
3. Skip to ‘Affiliate program’ section and copy your referral link
4. Now you can share your link and invite new users

How to install the iOS App?

To install the App

1. Follow the link:

https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/spacebot/id1498907599

2. Сlick ‘Install’ and follow the standard steps to install the App on your device

3. If you are a new user – press ‘Register’ (you need to indicate your inviter; find your inviter`s ID or get a referral link in the ‘How to register a new user’ section)

4. If you already have your SPACEBOT Telegram account you need to link it to email. You may find how to do it in ‘How to link email to your SPACEBOT account?’ section.

How to install Android App?

To install the App:
1. Follow the link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=space.bot.mobile

2. Press ‘install’ and follow the standard steps to install the App on your device.

3. If you are a new user – press ‘register’ (you need to indicate your inviter; find your inviter`s ID or get a referral link in the ‘How to register a new user’ section)

4. If you already have your Telegram SPACEBOT account you need to link it to email. You may find how to do it in ‘How to link email to your SPACEBOT account?’

How to top up your balance?

Top up your balance with Telegram bot:
1. Go to ‘Wallet’ section
2. Press ‘Deposit’
3. Copy the wallets sent to you (be careful not to copy extra symbols)
4. Transfer coins to the copied wallet adress

Top up your balance with iOS/Android App:
1. Press ‘Top up’ on the mail screen
2. Copy the wallets sent to you (be careful not to copy extra symbols)
3. Transfer coins to the copied wallet adress

* Track transaction on the blockchain:
PRIZM – https://prizmexplorer.com
BIP/BTT – https://explorer.minter.network

**Please note that depositing of coins requires certain number of confirmations in the network and it takes time to process a transaction with our algorightm

***Also note that many exchanges and wallets services carry out transfers with delay (on some exchanges it can take up to 72 hours), and you shouldn`t worry since this is a stadard procedure.

How to bond coins to the SPACEBOT pool?

For bonding coins to the pool with Telegram bot:

1. Top up your balance (you will find how to do that in ‘How to top up your balance’ section).
2. Skip to ‘Wallet’ section
3. Press ‘Deposit for paramining’
4. Enter the amount*, note that this amount should be available in your main account
*For the first bonding: no less than 100 coins
For the second and subsequent bondings: at least 1 coin.
5. Confirm the amount, and the bot will send you a notification about the successful bonding (or ‘error’ will appear in case you have insufficient funds or the amount was entered incorrectly).

For bonding coins to the pool with iOS/Android App:
1. Chose the cryptocurrency on mail screen by scrolling to the left (PRIZM/BIP/BTT)
2. Once you`ve chosen the coin press ‘Bond’ on home screen
3. Enter the amount*, note that this amount should be available in your mail account
*For the first bonding: not less than 100 coins
For the second and subsequent bondings: at least 1 coin.
4. Confirm the amount, and the bot will send you a notification about the successful bonding, and your balance in the ‘Bonded’ field will change (or ‘error’ will appear in case you have insufficient funds or the amount was entered incorrectly).

**Attention! The first bonding of coins will take 24 hours, and only then the mined coins will be assessed.
The second and subsequent bondings will take 48 hours. It means that after the second bonding to the pool the mined coins will be assessed in 48 hours.