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OpenSea Phishing Attack Causes Concern in Hot NFT Market [u]

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OpenSea is in the midst of figuring out an attack on its platform that appears to be a phishing scheme according to tweets by the company and its CEO. At some point yesterday, OpenSea stated that a phishing scam had caused 32 users to sign… Read More

Meta and Fintech Chime to Reportedly Sue Alleged Phishing Scam Artists Operating in Nigeria

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Mark Zuckerberg‘s Meta is teaming up Fintech Chime in order to go after (alleged) Nigerian scammers that the firms claim have been using social media channels to trick or deceive unsuspecting users out of their hard-earned cash. As reported by Newsweek, the lawsuit marks the… Read More

MAS, Association of Banks in Singapore Clamping Down on Phishing Scams; Interim Measures Expected in 2 Weeks

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have responded to a recent spike in SMS phishing scams by introducing stricter security measures, they announced this week. The MAS said it expects all financial institutions to have “robust measures”… Read More

Changing UK Cybercrime Patterns Outlined in PPC Shield Report

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British individuals and businesses have been scammed for £5.7m in losses from just under 15,000 reported cybercrime incidents so far in 2021, research from click fraud prevention firm PPC Shield reveals. Malicious hacking, fraudulent use of social media accounts and email scams are the top methods, accounting for… Read More

Kraken Security Labs Rebuilds Ledger Hardware Wallet Phishing Attack to Show Sophistication of Crypto Scammers

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The team at digital assets firm Kraken recently alerted users that modified hardware wallets were “spotted in the wild.” Recently, someone on the Ledger subreddit had reported getting an unsolicited package with a Ledger Nano X accompanied by a letter from “the CEO” at Ledger…. Read More

Cryptocurrency Users’ Funds are Being Stolen via Malicious Chrome Browser Extension Phishing Attack: Report

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Blockchain security firm Ciphertrace noted in a blog post published on December 2, 2020 that within the last 24 hours, the company noticed a significant uptick of alerts and comments within the online digital currency community of users’ funds having been stolen through a malicious… Read More

Evilnum Hackers are Now Using Malicious Malware Scripts Written in Python to Target Fintech Service Providers

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A hacking group has reportedly introduced new trojan malware that aims to target Fintech service providers. The malicious scripts have been created to gain access to people’s email accounts, steal their passwords and business-related information. The malware scripts have been added to code that has… Read More

Police in Turkey Arrest 11 People Connected to Alleged Bitcoin Theft

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Police in Istanbul arrested 11 people last week in connection with the hacking theft of bitcoins from the cryptocurrency wallets of 14 victims, Hürriyet reports. Along with 11 suspects detained, police from the Cybercrimes Division also seized 18 mobile phones, 18 sim cards, 22 flash memory… Read More

Updated: Bancor Says Private Token Sale a Scam

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Bancor, a company that launched one of the largest initial coin offerings (ICOs) of 2017, has sent an email out to its community notifying users of a phishing scam In June of 2017, the Bancor Foundation raised more than $153 million in its ICO. The “Token Generation… Read More

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