A large-scale phishing attack was carried out through the Google Ads service

​Crypto wallets users lost $500 000 because of the hackers’ actions

05.11.2021 - 07:35

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What's new? According to analysts from Check Point Research, a massive phishing attack has occurred on the network. Users of the popular crypto wallets Phantom and MetaMask suffered. The total damage from the hackers’ actions amounted to about $500 000.

Warning on the Check Point Research website

How did the attack take place? Hackers used Google Ads to run ad campaigns with keywords related to crypto wallets. At the same time, users found themselves on fake pages that almost completely duplicate the official ones. After entering personal data, all information became available to the scammers.

The experts recommend checking the links that users click on to prevent such situations. It is always desirable to use direct URLs and enter them directly into the browser bar, the specialists add.

Author:

Michael Golikov Michael Golikov

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