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Inferno Drainer Ceases Operations After Massive Crypto Wallet Phishing Campaign

The notorious phishing operation, Inferno Drainer, which functioned under the scam-as-a-service model, officially announced its shutdown in November 2023. Operating from November 2022 to November 2023, Inferno Drainer targeted cryptocurrency wallet providers in a widespread campaign, inflicting substantial financial damage. Victims fell prey to sophisticated phishing websites, connecting their cryptocurrency wallets with the attackers’ infrastructure. […]

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Solana Users Targeted in $4.17 Million Phishing Scam: Rainbow Drainer and Node Drainer Deplete Assets

Scam Sniffer’s recent tracking reveals an alarming surge in phishing websites targeting Solana users, resulting in the theft of approximately $4.17 million from 3947 victims. Rainbow Drainer, identified after an airdrop phishing incident, exploited curiosity among ZERO token holders, leading to losses of $2.14 million. Additionally, a new phishing campaign, now without NFT deployments, targets

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Scam Sniffer 2023: Crypto Phishing Epidemic Drains $300 Million from 320,000 Users

January 1, 2024. Scam Sniffer’s latest report for 2023 sheds light on a concerning surge in crypto phishing scams, resulting in the draining of a staggering $300 million from the wallets of 320,000 users. The report underscores the increasing sophistication of phishing techniques employed by malicious actors in the crypto space. These scams, ranging from

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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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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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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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Orbit Chain Faces $86 Million Cryptocurrency Loss in Security Breach

January 2, 2024 Orbit Chain, a blockchain platform supporting interoperability between blockchains and decentralized applications, has suffered a security breach resulting in an $86 million loss in cryptocurrencies, including Ether, Dai, Tether, and USD Coin. The unauthorized transactions occurred on December 31, 2023, and have signs of sophisticated state-sponsored attackers, potentially linked to North Korea.

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Fortress Trust’s $15 Million Cryptocurrency Theft Traced to Phishing Attack on Vendor Retool

September 13, 203. Fortress Trust’s recent disclosure of a cryptocurrency theft totaling nearly $15 million has been attributed to a phishing attack on vendor Retool, a San Francisco-based company. Retool, which built a portal for Fortress clients to access their funds, fell victim to the phishing attack, allowing hackers to compromise the system. The theft

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Crypto Drainers Use Phishing Attacks for Scam-as-a-Service

December 30, 2023. Cybersecurity researchers are sounding the alarm on a surge in phishing attacks targeting various blockchain networks, including Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, and Avalanche. A prominent threat is the Angel Drainer phishing group, offering a “scam-as-a-service” where collaborators pay a percentage, typically 20% or 30%, for access to wallet-draining scripts and other

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