Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
Earlier today it has been reported on phishing scams targeting blockchain companies and using Slack messaging service in order to reach its victims' wallets. Multiple blockchain companies as well as single users have already fallen prey to the attack.
Even Vitalik Buterin himself received a message from the fake one on reddit, so his reaction was not long in coming:
Real Vitalik got a message from Scam Vitalik. And no, I'm not clicking on that link, and if you receive this message you shouldn't either. pic.twitter.com/tO2eacerSs
— Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) 11 июля 2017 г.
Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements
In addition, Buterin drew followers' attention to some particular features that indicate the fraud origin of the message.
Vitalik Buterin on fake news about MyEtherWallet
The creator of Ethereum also sarcastically recalled another old story concerning his fake death:
In other news, Scam Vitalik died in a car crash.
Co-founder of Ethereum and BitcoinMagazine
However, not everyone is capable of distinguishing between real and scam, so, please, pay special attention to the links that you are switching to in order not to become another victim. We also reccomend to get familiar with the ways the attackers act through Slack.