Published on July 12th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Etherum stolen over past year up to 10 min
Kaspersky Lab’s security experts have found that cyber criminals were able to steal more than 21,000 in Ethereum (ETH) (worth around $10 million) through social engineering schemes over the past year, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports Thursday, July 12.
Kaspersky Lab notes that scammers particularly single out investors interested in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), using fake websites and phishing emails containing an e-wallet number to trick their targets out of money.
Another social engineering scam is the fake “cryptocurrency giveaway,” where victims are promised a higher payout of the same cryptocurrency later in return for a small sum of cryptocurrency now.
According to Nadezhda Demidova, the lead web content analyst at Kaspersky Lab, the attack patterns continue to evolve, making it impossible to protect against them easily.
Kaspersky Lab also warned cryptocurrency owners in November 2017 against a trojan that replaces the wallet address on a user’s clipboard in order to redirect cryptocurrency transactions to scammers.