Scraping Pastebin for private keys
A pastebin is a text storage site and the largest one is Pastebin.com itself. Pastebins have many legit uses, such as sharing code with others (the original intended use), but over the years, pastebins have also become go-to places for dodgy affairs such as doxing.
Every now and then, people unintentionally share stuff not meant for the public domain. Such as Bitcoin private keys. Uh-oh.
Therefore, pastebins are regularly scraped using various programs and scripts (and bots), of which EMAGNET is a prime example.
We decided to test how fast we will be robbed. For this purpose, we have sent 0.0001 BTC to
with this transaction id.
… and – this is the key part – published its private key as a public paste without an expiry date. We will not link to the exact paste here (yet); we won’t do all the work for you.
We’ll give you humans and bots a couple of hours. We hypothesize that someone will indeed sweep the 10k satoshi, but we have been wrong before and we will not be super-surprised if we’re able to transfer it back tomorrow.
It will be exciting to see how fast pastbin scrapers are with Bitcoin. Whatever happens, we will of course link to the paste, after someone else took the coins, or when we took them back.
Good hunting! Comments or questions?
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14 Replies to “Scraping Pastebin for private keys”
After two full hours, no one has claimed the coins. Strange! Here is the paste
We will give you a couple of minutes more.
Give me btc leak private key bro
Pastebin wasn’t as nasty as we thought it would be. The private key was exposed for almost 3 full hours until we swept it back, in mint condition (well, minus transaction fees)
Now that the transaction is finally confirmed – it was in the mempool for 6 long days due to its very low transaction fee – we can furthermore conclude no one took the opportunity to steal it “in transit”, as the private key was disclosed here AND “replace by fee” (RBF) enabled, meaning you could have rerouted our transaction back to your own address with a higher transaction fee. Too late now 🙂
How to create vanity p2wpkh-p2sh address??
These 2 keys results in different address, KzjG6Ufq4ENPPEjvGFRgPLsvhmcgxhewYV5L4iLetn4zNaNmP4bA, 68B6C3B3F287C9F7E7AEBEB01689033788B6F930580CA2ADB6CCC6DA63F2B225 for 1F2CyMWjhnu5Jq22yG1nq2Qfx17wRMou5K, 1LS5pDx7jhYXWhVmnXxakMqpbD31RMa2c. Then how can we get a vanity address 3PastegzjwWvK6Ao34NMPZU9XDZ8yq1gsE with the same private key??
KzjG6Ufq4ENPPEjvGFRgPLsvhmcgxhewYV5L4iLetn4zNaNmP4bA, 68B6C3B3F287C9F7E7AEBEB01689033788B6F930580CA2ADB6CCC6DA63F2B225 for 1F2CyMWjhnu5Jq22yG1nq2Qfx17wRMou5K, 1LS5pDx7jhYXWhVmnXxakMqpbD31RMa2c. Then how can we get a vanity address 3PastegzjwWvK6Ao34NMPZU9XDZ8yq1gsE with the same private key??
Hi there! Every 32-byte hexadecimal private key corresponds to (at least) FOUR different Bitcoin public addresses, explained here:
We used this tool to create the vanity address
Simply “vanitysearch -gpu -stop -t 0 -3Paste”
You are the best…
Lots of Love 🙂
Thats works on core i7 and GTX 1050Ti only and not work by others processor and VGA type.
how to use a cellphone, my computer is broken
I would like to kill myself because I have no hope whatsoever I have nothing absolutely nothing I mean. What I say No Home No job No Car nO friends No family No Money And soon no life I’ve reach my breaking pin I’ve come to ask if I may do some work for some of this BTC I’ve tried to get help I’m mentally diagnosed with maniac depression bipolar brain tumor right upper top temple I have digestive infection in my digestive system and I have blood disease and I’m diabetic haven’t taking any medicine in 4 weeks I’ve came to a end I’m 50 years old from Ohio what I tell you is very true I don’t care to ask for anything or want anyone to give me anything from me asking if you believe me then you will do what’s right for yourself if you don’t same you will do what’s right for yourself I just want everyone to know that I’ve tried to the best of my ability I couldn’t fight much longer I haven’t slept in 7 days and haven’t eaten in 5 days. I don’t care for what happens just know that I love you all and appreciate letting me say atleast one thing more before i end what I need to end lost without hope
God Bless you all!!
Truly if I where you i would hunt down the Bastard that wrote this and put him/her in a worse position that you are in reach out to me i can help you with this KevinNickMitJr@dez.io
Wow I don’t know what I’m doing I’ve tried I never come up with a wallet if anyone can help