Crypto Phishing Explained — 4 Ways You Could Lose Your Cryptocurrencies to Phishing

Nov 23, 2017 · 5 min read

1. Email Phishing

A Coinbase phishing email. There are two things to look at in this image.

2. (Google) Ads Phishing

A search query for ‘blockchain’ shows that the top results are ads.

3. Chat phishing

Similar to email phishing, Slack phishing is often done by sending a message which causes fear and uncertainty, prompting you to click on the CTA.

4. Unconventional Methods: SMS & targeted Social Engineering attacks.

This is a spoofed SMS sent to a personal phone number. Seemingly legitimate, the SMS is actually from a phisher looking to steal cryptocurrencies.


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