The team of hackers Anonymous announced its intention to attack Tesla CEO Ilona Maska for the reason that one of his reports led to a 7% drop in bitcoin during Friday’s trading.
This was reported on Sunday, June 6.
On May 13, Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that Tesla was ceasing to accept the cryptocurrency bitcoin as a means of payment due to non-environmental methods of obtaining it.
In turn, the hacker association has stated that Musk has too much control over the cryptocurrency market, and his frivolous attitude to it has serious consequences for retail investors.
“Millions of retail investors have really relied on their cryptocurrencies to improve their lives. This is something you will never understand because you were born in the stolen wealth of the South African emerald mine apartheid and you have no idea what the struggle is for most workers in the world. <…> As long as hard-working people have their dreams shattered by your public temper tantrums, you continue to taunt them with memes from one of your million-dollar mansions, ”the Anonymous Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
The group said in a statement that there is always some risk in the investment process, so investors need to be prepared for possible instability, but Mask’s messages posted on his Twitter page indicate “clear contempt for the average working person.”.
The hackers also questioned Mask’s sincerity in his desire to improve the world’s environment, “live in the world of electric cars and space exploration” and noted that in reality, the billionaire suffers from a “complex of advantages” and his statements harm various job prospects.
“You may think you’re the smartest person in the room, but now you’ve met your couple. We are anonymous! We are a legion. Wait for us, “the hacker group concluded its message.
Tesla’s CEO was considered a major promoter of cryptocurrencies, but after the termination of his company’s plans to use bitcoin as payment for cars, Musk began to be critical of the currency. The reason for the withdrawal of bitcoins was a concern about the amount of energy used by computers to “extract” currency.
It is clarified that in the past Anonymous managed to disable the computer systems of corporations such as PayPal and the Church of Scientology.