Etherscan, CoinGecko suffer from phishing attack – Users need to be careful

Crypto data websites Etherscan, CoinGecko, DeFi Pulse and others reported incidents of a malicious pop-up prompting users to connect their MetaMask wallets.

On May 14, many popular crypto statistics websites simultaneously warned users that their platforms were being attacked by phishing, advising users not to click on strange links displayed.

The phishing attack appears to be coming from a domain with the Bored Ape Yacht Club logo on it. The site associated with the domain looked to be down as of press time. A WHOIS lookup revealed that the domain was registered at about 3 p.m. ET.

“We are investigating the root cause of this attack to fix it as soon as possible,” CoinGecko founder Bobby Ong said.

“The situation is most likely caused by a malicious ad script by Coinzilla, a crypto ad network – we have disabled it now,” said Ong. “We are monitoring the situation further.” CoinGecko had a tweet to announce:

Dextools, another popular crypto tracking website, was also affected and claimed the vulnerability came from a cryptocurrency advertising platform called Coinzilla.

CoinGecko later also confirmed the vulnerability came from Coinzilla’s side.

Phishing attacks are methods of impersonating large cryptocurrency projects, asking gullible users to provide sensitive information such as email addresses, wallet addresses, and private keys in exchange for some kind of reward. However, after the user submits the information, the hacker will quickly use it to extract money from the user’s wallet.

This attack method is becoming popular in recent times, when a large number of new crypto users appear in the NFT wave, not fully grasping the dangers lurking in the process of using crypto-wallets. The NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club project in recent times has been repeatedly hacked into Discord, Instagram, and faked websites to call gullible users to send NFTs to fake websites to receive new APE or NFT tokens, only to lose white your investment.

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Etherscan, CoinGecko suffer from phishing attack – Users need to be careful

Crypto data websites Etherscan, CoinGecko, DeFi Pulse and others reported incidents of a malicious pop-up prompting users to connect their MetaMask wallets.

On May 14, many popular crypto statistics websites simultaneously warned users that their platforms were being attacked by phishing, advising users not to click on strange links displayed.

The phishing attack appears to be coming from a domain with the Bored Ape Yacht Club logo on it. The site associated with the domain looked to be down as of press time. A WHOIS lookup revealed that the domain was registered at about 3 p.m. ET.

“We are investigating the root cause of this attack to fix it as soon as possible,” CoinGecko founder Bobby Ong said.

“The situation is most likely caused by a malicious ad script by Coinzilla, a crypto ad network – we have disabled it now,” said Ong. “We are monitoring the situation further.” CoinGecko had a tweet to announce:

Dextools, another popular crypto tracking website, was also affected and claimed the vulnerability came from a cryptocurrency advertising platform called Coinzilla.

CoinGecko later also confirmed the vulnerability came from Coinzilla’s side.

Phishing attacks are methods of impersonating large cryptocurrency projects, asking gullible users to provide sensitive information such as email addresses, wallet addresses, and private keys in exchange for some kind of reward. However, after the user submits the information, the hacker will quickly use it to extract money from the user’s wallet.

This attack method is becoming popular in recent times, when a large number of new crypto users appear in the NFT wave, not fully grasping the dangers lurking in the process of using crypto-wallets. The NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club project in recent times has been repeatedly hacked into Discord, Instagram, and faked websites to call gullible users to send NFTs to fake websites to receive new APE or NFT tokens, only to lose white your investment.

DISCLAIMER: The Information on this website is provided as general market commentary and does not constitute investment advice. We encourage you to do your own research before investing.

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