MetaMask proactively reminded its users that it never gathers any KYC information and will never initiate any email communication to discuss their account details. In addition, the phishing emails from the hacker include a link that opens a fake MetaMask website. It requests the user’s secret recovery phrase “to keep the wallet secure.”
On Feb. 12th, Namecheap discovered the abuse of one of its third-party services for sending unauthorized emails aimed at MetaMask users. The web hosting company referred to the incident as an “email gateway issue.”
MetaMask proactively reminded its users that it never gathers any KYC information. Additionally, it will never initiate any email communication to discuss their account details. The phishing emails from the hacker include a link that opens a fake MetaMask website.
In addition, it requests the user’s secret recovery phrase “to keep the wallet secure.”MetaMask advises investors to avoid sharing seed phrases as this hand’s complete control of the user’s funds to the hacker.
MetaMask: Safeguard Your Funds
NameCheap confirmed that no one hacked its services and that it did not leak any customer data. Within two hours of the initial report, Namecheap restored its mail delivery. It ensured that all communications would come from the official source.
Moreover, the inquiry into the problem of unsolicited emails is still underway. We suggest that investors verify the validity of website links, email addresses, and contact information. This is when dealing with communications from both MetaMask and Namecheap.
However, in response to reporting coverage, Namecheap confirmed it could stop the fraudulent emails and contacted its upstream provider to resolve the issue.
NFT Influencer Loses Life-Changing Funds in Google Ad Hack
Moreover, in January, a hacker used Google Ad services to steal nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrencies from investors. NFT influencer “NFT God” lost substantially after downloading malicious software embedded in a Google advertisement.
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The incident occurred when the influencer used Google to search for OBS, an open-source video streaming software. Instead of clicking the official link, he clicked on the link with a sponsored advertisement. This led to the loss of funds.
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