Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
Multiple blockchain companies were targeted by a phishing scam through the messaging service Slack.
Slackbot kindly asked users to log in to MyEtherWallet (MEW):
Phishing scams using Slackbot for the attack
Those who clicked on the attached hyperlink were redirected to myether.com.co, a site impersonating MEW. Apparently, the false front allowed the scammer(s) to collect wallet details from their victims.
Fortunately, most users quickly realized that the hyperlink to MyEtherWallet was fake, as evidenced by the “.co” at the end (or “.su” domain). The victims of the attack hastened to inform others on Twitter and other social media, but, unfortunately, the Slack team did not provide an immediate solution.
Slack responses to those affected by phishing scams
Slack channels of some of the most famous blockchain companies saw post after post of users calling for the ban of scam accounts. Many corporate leaders took proactive measures to alert their users, however, now it seems totally clear that as the communication software of choice among blockchain developers and founders, Slack might be the weakest link in corporate cybersecurity.