Hackers compromised the email cryptocurrency exchanges Uphold through third-party mailing service and sent users to a phishing email with an offer to participate in a special promotion on “Black Friday”: buy bitcoins at a discount of 15%. Four hours later the staff of the crypto currency exchange in the next letter stated that the newsletter was made by the scammers.
Users were asked to refrain from participating in the Scam and not to follow the link from the message scams. At the same time for security purposes, a crypto currency exchange was temporarily closed to the possibility of withdrawal from the site of bitcoins.
“We’re investigating the incident. A platform to Uphold and tools her clients are safe and have not suffered”, – assure of the company.
IMPORTANT SECURITY UPDATE: You may have received an email titled, ‘Black Friday 15% discount on BTC!. THIS EMAIL WAS NOT SENT FROM UPHOLD. Do not send funds to the address given. Do not click on the link. We are investigating.
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— Uphold (@UpholdInc) November 21, 2018
At the moment it is not known how many customers could become potential victims of cyber criminals. Nevertheless, provided they had received two payments totaling $2200 in bitcoins.
To prevent phishing attacks the team promised to Uphold in the coming weeks to add to the platform new levels of protection.
We will remind, specializing in cybersecurity American company CipherTrace calculated that for 9 months of 2018 cryptocurrency exchanges lost from theft by hackers of $927 million, which is almost 250% higher than last year, when it was stolen $266 million
5 Nov Twitter users have been subjected to a mass attack of cryptogamia that broke a few verified accounts, gave them for belonging to Ilona Mask (Elon Musk) also organized “the world’s largest distribution of 10 thousand Bitcoic” in response to “potico after retiring as head of Tesla”. Later a victim of hackers, asking Twitter users to participate in the distribution of cryptocurrencies became an official verified account of a set of enterprise cloud services by Google Suite.