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.
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
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