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Users targeted by phishing attack via apparent malicious ad code on crypto data sites

UPDATE (6:15 p.m. ET): In a follow-up message, CoinGecko said that its investigation pointed to crypto ad platform Coinzilla as the source of the phishing attack code, saying: “The situation is caused by a malicious ad script by Coinzilla, a crypto ad network – we have disabled it now but there may be some delay due to CDN caching. We are monitoring the situation further. Do stay on alert and don’t connect your Metamask on CoinGecko.” The headline of this …

Latest Twitter scam aims to capitalize on Moonbirds success — and snares Bernie Sanders’ son’s verified account

If you haven’t yet heard about Moonbirds, there are two big things to know. For starters, Moonbirds is the latest non-fungible token (NFT) collection to reach blue-chip status, garnering over $200 million in sales volume this weekend. But its success has also attracted a swarm of scammers who are using verified, apparently stolen Twitter accounts in an attempt to exploit the enthusiasm around the project and pilfer fund from users on the social media site. “What are these Twitter @verfied …

Pakistan government contacts Binance over $100 million scam investigation

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan has sent an inquiry to Binance as part of a criminal investigation into a scam that allegedly used Binance wallets and integrated applications to defraud about $100 million from Pakistani users.  Head of FIA Cyber Crime Zone Sindh Imran Riaz tweeted a letter sent to Binance’s Cayman Islands office and Humza Khan, the general manager at Binance Pakistan, dated Jan. 6, 2022.  “As reported to this office by number of complainants, an online …

SEC charges operator of ICO and cloud crypto mining schemes

On December 2, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against Ivars Auzins over a series of digital asset-related investment schemes that the SEC is calling fraudulent. The SEC highlighted a 2018 initial coin offering for a token called Denaro, for which Auzins’ allegedly gathered $11 million worth of investments before the project disappeared. Another scheme, Innovamine, allegedly promised investors the opportunity to mine crypto using cloud computing. Auzins was accused of collecting over $7 million for Innovamine before disappearing …