Tag: phishing

Oct 27 2022

Phishing Scammer ‘Monkey Drainer’ Steals $1 Million In Crypto In Past 24 Hours

Oct 27 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin btc btcusd crypto scam eth

Phishing scams are increasingly becoming a pain in the arse in the crypto space. Cybercriminals are stepping up their game with one objective: to drain crypto wallets of thousands -- if not millions -- worth...

Oct 25 2022

Fraudsters Hacked Gate.io’s Twitter Account To Run Phishing Scam

A group of hackers exploited the Twitter account of a crypto exchange, Gate io, to promote fraudulent activities. In an attempt to access the users' wallets, fraudsters posted a fake giveaway of Tether (USDT) through the social media account. By offering 500,000 USDT in rewards, they tweeted to ask users to connect wallets with a fake website so that they may be able...

Oct 24 2022

Crypto Exchange FTX To Provide $6 Million After Users Lose Millions To Phishing Attack

Oct 24 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin btc btcusd crypto crypto news

FTX traders lost millions worth of cryptocurrencies in an API exploit that allegedly involved crypto trading platform 3Commas. According to information shared on Twitter by crypto journalist Colin Wu, on October 19, a user of the Bahamian exchange noticed that his account was behaving suspiciously, trading DMG tokens over 5,000 times. Shortly after, the owner discovered his account to have already...

Aug 23 2022

How Did Deepfake Tech Drain a Brazilian Crypto Exchange Out of Liquidity?

A sophisticated scam using deepfake tech managed to drain liquidity from a Brazilian crypto exchange. In June 2022 the FBI issued a warning that fraudulant investment scams on LinkedIn is rising.

As LinkedIn is widely used for business networking, many find investment offers on the social media platform to be legitimate.

Sean Ragan, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Francisco and Sacramento...

Jul 12 2022

Bad Actor Drained More than 7,500 ETH Out of Uniswap LP Wallets

Hackers are becoming more sophisticated and employ different tactics to deceive investors. A method that becoming increasingly popular is a malicious airdrop.Initially it was believed Uniswap's protocols were exploited. It was later determined that a phishing attack drained approximately $8 million out of Uniswap's liquidity providers.Uniswap is a popular decentralized exchange (DEX) for Ethereum including tokens on the ETH mainnet.Harry...

Jun 30 2022

OpenSea experiences email data breach, warns users of phishing scams

Jun 30 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  hacks opensea phishing

OpenSea, the world's largest NFT marketplace, suffered an email data breach that would affect the majority of its customers. An employee of Customer.io, an email vendor contracted by OpenSea, reportedly misused their access to download and share email addresses with an unauthorized external party. The company...

Jun 28 2022

Gone Phishing: Cardano Ranks 3rd On List Of Most-Phished Crypto Projects

Jun 28 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  ada cardano crypto scam phishing

Nearly every month, phishing becomes more prevalent, constituting a substantial risk on personal and computer networks around the globe. Tessian Research determined a year ago that employees receive an average of 14 phishing emails annually. Some industries have taken a heavy blow, with the average retail worker receiving 49. Anti-virus and Internet security firm ESET observed a 7.3% increase in email-based assaults between...

May 30 2022

Hackers’ Phishing Attack Cuts Off Moonbirds NFTs Worth $1.5 Million

May 30 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  moonbirds nft nfts phishing

Despite the place of security in the crypto space, there have been some hacking events once in a while. One of the newly victimized assets is the Moonbirds NFTs. Cybercriminals recently use phishing attacks as their portable weapon to reap off their victims. They always mask the links and messages they send to their innocent targets through emails or other means. As a...

May 23 2022

Phishing Criminals Steal $70,000 Using Beeple’s Hacked Twitter Account

Around $70,000 was stolen using Beeple's hacked Twitter account with a phishing link posted on his Twitter. Famous digital NFT artist Mike Winkelmann's (Beeple) Twitter account was hacked, and it has been sharing a phishing link that can hack and steal crypto from another person's crypto wallet once clicked. Beeple has...

Apr 18 2022

MetaMask Warns against Phishing Attacks on Apple Devices

Crypto wallet provider MetaMask issued a warning to its user base against Apple iCloud phishing attacks who are using the cryptocurrency platform on an Apple device.

Mar 03 2022

Breaking: Ukraine Cancels Awaited Airdrop For Crypto Donors

Ukraine has cancelled its upcoming airdrop for crypto donors scheduled today. Earlier as...

Feb 21 2022

OpenSea phishing attack, here’s what happened

Feb 21 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  crime edge ethereum hacks nfts

Another attack on users of the NFT marketplace OpenSea emerged yesterday February 20th. As reported by CryptoSlate, the CEO of the NFT marketplace, Devin Finzer,...

Feb 20 2022

Opensea Hack: Dozens of NFTs Were Stolen via a Phishing Attack

Hackers stole highly valued Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) from opensea. It appears the hackers exploited an upgrade from opensea to a new smart contract by commencing a phishing attack.

Feb 06 2022

Binance Phishing Attack Is Underway, Warns CEO Changpeng Zhao

A phishing attack has been recently launched against Binance. Some customers received an sms urging them to cancel a withdrawal from an 'unknown ip address.

Feb 05 2022

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Warns Users Of SMS Phishing Scam

CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zao has alerted users about a massive SMS phishing scam that is targeted towards Binance users. The scam of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange platform is redirecting users to a malicious website to harvest credentials. Changpeng Zhao tweeted on Friday There is a massive Phishing scam via SMS with a link to cancel withdrawals. It leads to a phishing...

Jan 14 2022

Jun 22 2021

Alert: Modified hardware wallets spotted in the wild

Last week someone on the Ledger subreddit reported receiving an unsolicited package with a Ledger Nano X along with a letter from “the CEO” of Ledger. The scam tries to trick people into migrating their crypto holdings onto the new, modified device. Kraken Security Labs… The post Alert: Modified hardware wallets spotted in the wild...

May 10 2021

South Korea Deploying System to Monitor Crypto Phishing

The local authorities blocked 32 phishing websites in the last three months.

Jan 13 2021

Ledger Offering 10 Bitcoin to Catch Rogue Shopify Employees Who Leaked Data

Jan 13 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business hack ledger phishing shopify

Last month, hackers made public data from Ledger's e-commerce and marketing databases. Today, Ledger revealed the hacker's connection to e-commerce giant Shopify. Data Theft Led Rogue Employees at Shopify This massive...

Dec 22 2020

Crypto Wallet Provider Ledger Hacked: Data Leak Results in Phishing Scams

Ledger, a cryptocurrency wallet provider has encountered a data breach. The official Twitter account of the hardware wallet tweeted that they have been alerted to the dump of a client database on Raidforum. The firm stated that it is still verifying the hack but initial clues intimate it is from its e-commerce database from this past June....

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