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Circle Warns About Scammers Baiting USDC Users

Circle, the firm behind USDC stablecoin, issued a warning about an active phishing campaign attempting to lure users into transferring tokens to malicious addresses. As per the tweet, the threat actors masquerading to work for Centre, which is a consortium founded by Coinbase and Circle. Circle’s Statement Circle said there is no new version of the USDC token in the marketplace and urged users not to fall for the scam. “PSA WARNING: There is an active phishing campaign...

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Monkey Drainer on Hacking Spree, Steals Another 520 ETH Worth NFTs

Monkey Drainer has wreaked havoc yet again after stealing $800k worth of seven Crypto Punk and twenty Otherside NFTs, according to on-chain sleuth ZachXBT. Blockchain security firm, PechShield, also confirmed that the theft was carried out by a wallet tagged as Monkey Drainer. The stolen funds were then transferred to the coin mixer Tornado Cash. ZachXBT also revealed that Monkey Drainer was recently used when both AJT and Gabriel Leydon were sim swapped. He added, “Prior to...

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Monkey Drainer Steals $1M Worth of Crypto in Elaborate Phishing Attack

A phishing scammer who goes by the name – Monkey Drainer – has reportedly stolen 700 ETH worth over $1 million, as per on-chain sleuth ‘ZachXBT.’ The two largest victims – 0x02a and 0x626 – collectively lost $370k after signing transactions on malicious phishing sites operated by the perpetrator. One of the victims, 0x02a, reportedly lost 1 Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection, 1 CloneX, 36,000 USDC, and 12 other non-fungible tokens (NFT) totaling around $150,000. The other...

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FTX to Provide $6M for Phishing Victims, But There’s a Catch

The cryptocurrency platform FTX will distribute approximately $6 million to reimburse victims affected by a recent phishing attack. CEO Sam Bankman-Fried revealed this is a one-off decision, underlining that the company will not compensate such customers in the future. Only This Time Last week, hackers targeted several FTX users and drained $1.26M worth of cryptocurrencies. One victim discovered that their account using the 3Commas API had traded the DMM: Governance (DMG)...

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Hackers Compromise the Twitter Account of GateIO to Promote a Phishing Scam

Hackers are once again taking advantage of social networks to do their thing. This time, they compromised the official Twitter account of a popular crypto exchange to promote a phishing scam. Around midnight on October 21, PeckShieldAlert reported that the official Twitter account of Gate.io was hacked to promote a scam simulating a Giveaway of up to 500,000 USDT in rewards. The fraudulent tweet by Gate.io. Image: Peckshield via TwitterThe tweet posted by the hackers offered...

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XRP Giveaway Scam Launched on Crypto Exchange CoinDCX’s Twitter Account

The Twitter account of Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX remained compromised for hours on Tuesday. Hackers posted a fake XRP giveaway scheme through the exploited Twitter handle @CoinDCX to the exchange’s over 230,000 followers. The giveaway message was interspersed with a phishing link. CoinDCX Twitter Account Exploited As CoinDCX tried to take control of its compromised Twitter account, it put out an alert through another Twitter handle, @CoinDCX _Cares. It was also...

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Ledger-Shopify Data Breach Saga Not Over Yet, Another Class Action Lawsuit Filed

A group of Ledger users has filed a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court of Delaware against Global e-commerce platform Shopify, its third-party data consultant TaskUs as well as the hardware wallet maker itself. Another Lawsuit According to the official document, the plaintiffs accused Shopify and TaskUs of their “failure to exercise reasonable care in securing and safeguarding” user data connected to the 2020 data breach that affected Ledger SAS crypto...

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Beware: User Loses 3 Bored Ape NFTs on New Animation Phishing Site

Scammers are launching phishing sites impersonating the prominent NFT marketplace – Bored Ape Yach Club (BAYC) after the ApeCoin token launch. A user ended up losing 3 NFTs on a new BAYC animation phishing site. Since its launch last year, BAYC has become one of the biggest names in the NFT space. Multi-million dollar sales and a rapidly growing list of celebrity owners have managed to bring in lucrative opportunities for scammers. Rampant Phishing Attacks ZachXBT, the...

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Ledger User Database Dumped Online, Targeted Phishing Attacks Expected

A user on crypto twitter going by the handle ‘Jimmy McShill’ [@JimmyMcShill] posted screenshots of files that have been uploaded to forums purportedly contacting the ‘full database’ of Ledger customer’s emails, phone numbers, and addresses;⚠️⚠️ Uhh shiit! A hacker is dumping the full @Ledger database dump for free on raidforums! Emails, phone numbers and addresses!Get ready for a huge spam and phishing wave!#bitcoin #cryptcurrencies #phishing #security pic.twitter.com/XAQQHZ2wkW— Jimmy...

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How I Lost $80,000 Worth Of Ethereum In 2 Minutes

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies present numerous advantages over the traditional financial systems, including faster transactions, while paying only a fraction of the cost. The decentralized nature, meaning a lack of central authority behind them, has attracted lots of fans, investors, and users over the past decade.However, this same feature could also display some serious issues if one is not careful. Some of these problems could lead to the loss of funds, as the story of Yaniv reveals...

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