[SCAM OF THE WEEK] Phishing Campaign Targets Crypto Users



Image Grateful Acknowledgment McAfeeMajor cryptocurrency company FTX recently filed for bankruptcy, and there's a big phishing campaign on the loose targeting FTX users.

McAfee discovered a malicious site that asked users to submit their crypto wallet in exchange for a refund. Of course, since the site was owned by malicious bad actors, they would get access to the victim's crypto wallet and transfer all funds to their pockets. 

McAfee also noted that this code is almost the exact same as sites targeting WalletConnect crypto customers earlier this year, just with a modified phishing kit to target these site users.

If you or any of your users currently use FTX I highly encourage  you to double check the legitimacy of any requests before submitting any info related to your crypto holdings.

I would send your employees, friends and family something like the following. Feel free to copy/paste/edit.

"On November 15th, cryptocurrency company FTX has filed for bankruptcy. This has resulted in bad actors leveraging this news story and as a result, phishing emails to potential victims who utilize the platform. There will be a number of scams related to this, so please remember to Think Before You Click! "

Remember, defending your human security layer with new-school security awareness training is the only way to ensure your users are able to spot a suspicious phishing email that leverages a current event. 


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