Social Engineering

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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Cryptojacking Unveiled: Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Mining Poses Threats to Individuals and Enterprises

January 10, 2023. Cryptojacking, the covert use of an individual’s or organization’s computing power for cryptocurrency mining, poses a significant threat. This unauthorized practice often involves malware installed through phishing or code snippets inserted into ads or web pages. Cybercriminals exploit victims’ resources to mine cryptocurrency without the associated costs, leading to compromised system performance

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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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