The cryptocurrency theft, as we are reminded at w3volution, has become a lucrative business for cybercriminals that is expanding. A way to exploit the anonymity of this new monetary structure, which is seemingly returning, for their own benefit. Being aware of possible signs will save us from becoming the next victim.
Analysts at Kaspersky Security have discovered a new spam scam that spreads via direct messages on Twitter to steal cryptocurrencies from the victims. Scammers ask victims to create and pay for a VIP account on a domain controlled by the scammers, which will result in their losing their cryptocurrencies.
Despite the fact that this scam is by no means the first, it does appear to be unlikely that it will be the last. As is this niche, spam campaigns and other cryptocurrency extortion methods are becoming more popular every day.
As more and more users open cryptocurrency wallets, Andrey Kovtun, a security specialist at Kaspersky, explains: "Cryptocurrencies continue to be a hot topic for scammers. Blockchain allows cybercriminals to steal funds from victims without a trace, making matters worse."
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