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New Phishing Attack Targets Users Visiting Cryptocurrency Sites

After a week of losses in the cryptocurrency market, digital asset owners have one more reason to be concerned. Pages popular with industry enthusiasts have become the target of a new phishing attack,

Some websites like Etherscan, CoinGecko and DexTools have already alerted users who are aware of suspicious pop-ups that were appearing to visitors. The main recommendation is not to confirm any transactions that come from clicking on one of these pop-ups. The information was confirmed by the portals CoinDesk and The Block Crypto.


How does the scam work?

The popup asks users to connect their MetaMask wallets (a cryptocurrency wallet) via a suspicious link. As it ended up being publicized on very popular pages, there is a chance that many have fallen into the trap. The coup-related domain, the nftapes.win has been deactivated.

Malicious pop-up appeared on various cryptocurrency websites
The malicious pop-up appeared on various cryptocurrency websites. Image: CoinGecko/Reproduction

CoinGecko has identified the source of the malicious pop-up. This is Coinzilla, an ad network that promised customers it could deliver at least 1 billion clicks per month on more than 600 popular websites among cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

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Phishing scams are common in cryptocurrencies

In November 2021, security firm Check Point Research identified another phishing attack that used Google Ads to try to steal credentials and trick the victim into logging into cryptocurrency wallets. In February of this year, another similar attack stole $1.7 million worth of NFTs from OpenSea users.

Via: The Verge

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