In a July 21 article, Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao warned the cryptocurrency community to beware of phishing and other social engineering scams. Tweet.
CZ shared a link report In February, it was reported that the data of some 500 million Whatsapp users had been leaked onto the internet. The exfiltrated data includes multiple user phone numbers from countries such as the US, UK, Egypt, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.
For users pointed The Binance CEO clarified that the article was six months old and explained that the leaked data is now beginning to circulate widely.
The executive advised the community to enable two-factor authentication with hardware devices on all cryptocurrency exchanges.
Uniswap founder regains access to compromised Twitter account
CZ’s warning statement came after the Twitter account of Uniswap (UNI) founder Hayden Adams was recently hacked.
On July 20, malicious players took control of Adams’ account, falsely tweeting that the decentralized exchange had been compromised, and attaching a phishing link for users to revoke access to their wallets.
However, Uniswap’s official Twitter account soon error exposed News of that breach alerted the community to the hack of Adams’ Twitter account. Protocol warned that it does not organize airdrops, giveaways, or bounties.
scam sniffer report Adams’ account hackers have been active since April and have created more than 23 phishing sites in the past few months. The attackers stole approximately $3.6 million from approximately 358 victims.
It’s unclear if users were affected or misunderstood by the fraudulent announcement.
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