Tom’s Guide: It’s true that various branches of the United States government are considering, or rumored to be considering, ways to regulate Bitcoin. But nothing is official just yet, so don’t believe the latest Twitter scam claiming that the US government is shutting Bitcoin down.
The tweets contain links purporting to lead to a news video on the Wall Street Journal. If you try to view the video, you’ll see a popup asking you to install Adobe Flash Player first. Clicking “Install” actually downloads a piece of malware that the spammers can use to download even more malware onto your computer.