In another phishing attack, popular digital artist Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, had his Twitter account hacked to promote a crypto scam.
“Stay safe out there, anything too good to be true IS A F***ING SCAM‘ the artist tweeted after regaining his account.
- The hacked account contained a phishing link to a dubious website claiming to be a “raffle” of Beeple’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
- According to Harry Denley, a cryptocurrency security expertWallet MetaMask, it turns out that once users connect their wallets, a Ethereum is automatically emptied.
- The malicious entities tweeted a second phishing domain. Denley called it a “more sophisticated scam that tricks users into sending ETH to an EOA.
- More than $71,000 in user funds were siphoned in the attack.
- Scam campaigns are common in the crypto space, with bad actors typically using the image of celebrities such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Brad Garlinghouse to offer “freebies.”
- In most cases, these entities lure victims into sending a small sum in order to receive a bigger lucky break and then flee with their crypto funds.
- Bleeping Computer recently revealed that threat actors are now using fake videos of Tesla Chief and other top crypto advocates to promote a BitVex trading platform scam that siphons deposited funds. The rogue trading platform claims to be led by Musk, who created the site to allow users to earn up to 30% returns on their crypto deposits.
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Source: Crypto News Deutsch