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Cybercriminals Exploit Coinbase Users in a $20 Million Phishing Scheme

In a sophisticated phishing scheme, hackers targeted over 500 Coinbase users, stealing more than $20 million in cryptocurrency. The criminals employed a deceptive domain, coinbasepro[.]com, which mimicked the legitimate Coinbase Pro website, tricking users into revealing sensitive information. The attackers, including alleged member Chirag Tomar, used various tactics, such as redirecting victims to fake pages […]

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SEC’s Twitter Account Hacked to Falsely Announce Approval of Bitcoin ETFs, Causing Brief Market Fluctuation

January 9, 2024. The official Twitter account of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was compromised today, leading to a false announcement regarding the approval of Bitcoin ETFs on registered national security exchanges. The fake tweet, swiftly deleted, claimed SEC Chairperson Gary Gensler’s approval and included an image with a quote supporting the alleged

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Netgear and Hyundai MEA Twitter Accounts Hacked to Promote Cryptocurrency Wallet Drainer Scams

January 8, 2024. The official Twitter accounts of Netgear and Hyundai MEA, boasting a combined 160,000 followers, have been hijacked in the latest wave of attacks pushing cryptocurrency wallet drainer scams. While Hyundai swiftly regained control and removed malicious links, Netgear is yet to regain access, allowing attackers to continue tweeting. In the Hyundai case,

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Blockchain Security Firm CertiK’s Twitter Account Hijacked in Social Engineering Attack

January 5, 2024. CertiK, a blockchain security firm, fell victim to a social engineering attack as threat actors hijacked its gold-verified Twitter account with over 343,000 followers. The attackers, using a compromised account associated with a well-known media figure, engaged CertiK in a phishing attempt under the guise of a Forbes interview. The phishing link

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Google’s Mandiant X Twitter Account Hacked, Used for Cryptocurrency Scam

January 4, 2024. The X account of Mandiant, Google’s cybersecurity firm, was compromised and used to promote a cryptocurrency scam. The attackers, posing as Phantom, a legitimate crypto wallet, took over Mandiant’s X account to post scams directing users to a website claiming to offer token awards. Mandiant regained control after several hours of unauthorized

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Crypto Wallet CEO Loses $125,000 in Phishing Scam

January 5, 2024. Bill Lou, co-founder of Nest Wallet, a cryptocurrency wallet startup, revealed his devastating experience of losing $125,000 to a phishing scam. Falling victim to a crypto airdrop scam, Lou mistakenly visited a phishing domain impersonating a legitimate website. Despite being the CEO of a wallet startup, Lou expressed his shock at the

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Twitter Hack Targets Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Resulting in $691,000 Theft from Followers

September 11, 2023. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has fallen victim to a Twitter hack, leading to the theft of $691,000 from users who followed a corrupted link posted on his account. The malicious link, falsely announcing commemorative NFT releases from Consensys, tricked followers into connecting their wallets to mint the NFTs, allowing the hacker to

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