A phishing campaign is attempting to steal credentials for MetaMask cryptocurrency wallets, according to Lauryn Cash at Armorblox.
“The socially engineered email was titled ‘Re: [Request Updated] Ticket: 6093-57089-857’ and looked to be sent from MetaMask support email: email@example.com,” Cash writes. “The email body spoofed a Know Your Customer (KYC) verification request and claimed that not complying with KYC regulations would result in restricted access to MetaMask wallet. The email prompted the victim to click the ‘Verify your Wallet’ button to complete the wallet verification.”
The link in the email leads to a spoofed MetaMask login page.
“Upon clicking the ‘Verify your Wallet’ button, within the email, the victim was redirected to a fake landing page - one that closely resembled a legitimate MetaMask verification page,” Cash says. “The victim was prompted to enter his or her Passphrase in order to comply with KYC regulations and to continue the use of MetaMask service. Attackers utilized MetaMask branding, logo, and referenced Passphrase credentials - of which all are associated with the legitimate MetaMask brand. This look-a-like page could easily fool unsuspecting victims, especially those who do not realize that MetaMask does not ask users to comply with KYC regulations.”
The phishing page also contained security advice in order to lend legitimacy to the scam.
“The language on the fake landing page even reminded victims to make sure his or her passphrase is always protected and to double-check that nobody is watching,” Cash writes. “It’s language like this that can evoke trust, one of the primary goals of the attacks. If victims fell for this attack, they would have entered their passphrase credentials, sensitive information that attacks were aiming to exfiltrate through this email attack.... The context of this attack also leverages the curiosity effect, which is a cognitive bias that refers to our innate desire to resolve uncertainty and know more about something.”
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