Moskvich lost ₽11 million due to fake Blockchain.com website
Law enforcement agencies have initiated an inspection in accordance with Art. 144-145 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation
This is not the first time that scammers have tampered with known crypto assets in order to steal assets.
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A resident of Moscow lost 11.2 million rubles in cryptocurrencies due to a fake site of a well-known crypto wallet. Writes about this “Agency of urban news” Moscow “with reference to a source in law enforcement.
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It is reported that the Muscovite has lost more than six bitcoins and 70 ETH tokens due to a phishing clone of the blockchain.com cryptocurrency storage site. On the fact of the theft, law enforcement agencies initiated an inspection in accordance with Art. 144-145 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation.
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As the interlocutor of the agency said, in November, the victim used a QR code to enter his personal account on a fake version of the blockchain.com website. After logging in, the victim discovered that all of his cryptocurrencies disappeared from the wallet without a trace..
“As it turned out, he opened a phishing clone of the site,” said an anonymous source..
At the time of this writing, when requesting “blockchain.com”, Google issues a genuine site.
What kind of fake clone we are talking about, the interlocutor of the agency did not specify. However, this is not the first time that scammers, hiding behind a well-known crypto resource, create fake copies.
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For example, in 2017, scammers distributed phishing emails.
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In them, the attackers, posing as the administration of the resource, urged to update the password, attaching a link to the fraudulent website in the letter.
In the cryptocurrency market, cybercriminals often try to keep up with trends. Earlier, the editorial staff of BeInCrypto reported that amid the popularity of decentralized finance and related services, scammers began to advertise fake resources and even create phishing clones of applications..
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