Major website Pocketables announces it was probably not hacked

If you follow us on Facebook you might have seen the weirdness today. Happened while I was driving back from work so really didn’t have a whole lot of time to figure out what was happening as I had to stop and delete some comments, then deleted some more when I got to my driveway, and then deleted some more a little bit ago.

Appears that someone doctored a photo to look like we’d been in contact with them as part of a win some sort of bitcoin multiplier game. Basically the claim was you give us bitcoin you get some sort of more bitcoin out.

And it had at least 11 accounts comment that they tried it and it worked.

While we do talk Bitcoin occasionally, this was obviously a scam. What freaked me out however was Facebook also realized it was a scam and started deleting comments so I’d have notifications and click them, nothing would happen, I’d refresh the notifications and they were gone.

Unfortunately in my haste I managed to block and delete the comment that looked like it was from us so if anyone saw that let me know. Could even have been an account with a similar name and our logo.

So, unless something happened that I don’t know, all that information I don’t have on you has not been compromised, at least not that I can tell.

I’m posting this hoping someone had a screenshot and can share it mostly. However, if you do want to give us some bitcoin, feel free. However, it should be noted that you won’t get it back as the fake comment said.

If we do get hacked, the information the WordPress site has on you is what IP you visited. If additionally our Disqus account got hacked they might get your IPs and first and last characters of your email address along with the domain. If they got our FB I really don’t know.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts