After Crypto Slump, Phishing Attacks Pop-Ups Targeting Metaverse Users

Although last week proved horrible for cryptocurrency owners with the market facing a crash and Binance’s outage during that difficult time, the nasty phishing attacks designed having pop-ups target metaverse users on famous crypto sites. So far, multiple sites, including Etherscan and DexTools, have reportedly confirmed the crypto scam ad and issued alerts not to connect wallets.

CoinGecko issued a scam alert via a tweet on May 14, which reads:

Security Alert: If you are on the CoinGecko website and you are being prompted by your Metamask to connect to this site, this is a SCAM. Don’t connect it. We are investigating the root cause of this issue.

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Scammers behind the phishing attack faked that users would access the most significant NFT avatar, Bored Ape Yacht Club, by clicking on the provided link. And to make it real, the pop-ups featured an ape skull logo alongside the now-defunct domain, nftapes.win. Per the WHOIS lookup, the domain from where phishing attacks were being generated was registered on Friday, around 3:00 PM. ET.

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