Kaspersky Unveils New Facebook Phishing Scheme

Attackers now use the fake Facebook page to still users' funds
22 January 2018   1541

Kaspersky Lab experts told about a new phishing scheme aimed at holders of crypto-currencies, who are following favorite projects on Facebook. This scheme is more sophisticated than the "good old spam mailings" with a security alert or an offer to take part in the survey, for which it is suggested to follow the link with all the ensuing consequences.

As mentioned above, the new scheme is related to the features of the social network Facebook. The attacker creates a copy of the popular cryptocurrency community: it can be an exchange or a separate crypto-currency, with an address similar to the original one.

Next, the scammer from his new page sends out a notification to the subscribers of the original community, and he does it in a very intricate way.

In order to address the victim's address, they share her profile photo on their page and mark the user in this post.
 

Kaspersky Team

The fact is that the privacy settings of Facebook do not allow you to prohibit the distribution of the profile photo, which means that the notification will be guaranteed to all users, except for those who have disabled notifications from third parties.

This ends the originality of the method, and then uses the standard message that the lucky guy has allegedly won a nice amount in the cryptocurrency, for which he is invited to click on the link, after which he will leave his data.

In the example considered, the fraudster on behalf of the Kucoin exchange offered to receive 20,72327239 WAVES tokens.

New Facebook Fraud
New Facebook Fraud 

We recommend you to avoid visiting strange pages/websites and use two-factor authentication to protect your accounts.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   174

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.