The Terra users could lose up to $4.3 million in crypto to a phishing scam in over 10 days because of a deceptive Google Ad scam for private keys that netted millions already from users in the past week so let’s read more today in our latest blockchain news.
SlowMist a blockchain security company identified dozens of crypto addresses that appeared to become victims of a phishing scam on the Terra network since April 12th and the scammer’s addresses reportedly reeled in $4.31 million in assets up until the time of writing. According to the data, $4.31 million in assets were transferred to the suspected 52 addresses between April 12 and April 21st. The security team’s analysis determined that most of the attacks were conducted via Google phishing ads.
The Terra users could lose more funds because the ad was designed to lure a victim into providing sensitive information and downloading malicious software that uses fraudulent messaging. In this case, the users seemed to have been caught by the scam that was searching for popular Terra projects like Astroport and Anchor protocol. Anchor is a finance protocol for trading and borrowing while Astroport is an automated DEX and while searching for Anchor protocol, google’s first result presented a realistic look AD that was actually a scam. The domain names of the related sites changed once the users accessed the links.
The following screen for each ad prompted users to connect their wallets by providing the seed phrases. The seed phrases are human-readable forms of private keys that allow users to send funds from other blockchain addresses and one should not ever share their private keys with anyone to whom they don’t want to grant access. The SlowMist team now recommended that Terra users refrain from clicking these ads. MetaMask even issued a warning to Apple users about the phishing scams after the wallet’s integration with Apple Pay and with it, the scammers that phishing users’ credentials could potentially steal their funds as well.
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