While doing some research on blockchain/distributed ledgers - I encountered a number of popups from hashblock.net

It was immediately clear that website is promoting a HYIP Ponzi, there are literally thousands of these scam websites.

However what caught my interest was that the site claimed to be a UK Registered company

a quick look on Companies House website confirmed that there is in fact a Company Registered as Hash Block Limited.

The sole company director is named as Stuart Goodman. Interestingly, this is Mr. Goodman’s only directorship registered with UK Companies House.


The IP address for hashblock.net is and is located in Netherlands.

Backlink Analysis
Using the free service from smallseotools.com I was able to source 100 backlinks for hashblock.net


Digging Down


The following link provides a .pdf file of the Maltego exploit;