- Nansen users are being targeted by the newest email phishing scam in town.
- These emails contain a link, leading to an unknown website that likely steals personal information, or injects malware
- Nansen has urged users to delete the emails and not click on the link.
These reports state that victims were sent unsolicited emails from an entity claiming to be the real Nansen.
Inside these emails, these recipients were informed that they were “eligible” to claim an (obviously fake) airdrop from Nansen
Scam Emails Flood Inboxes
According to a tweet from crypto threat researcher, @officer_cia who first drew attention to the scam, Nansen users started receiving emails around Thursday, 23 November.
These emails offered the recipients an “exclusive opportunity” to participate in a fake “Nansen Airdrop” event, as a way to reward “loyal users” of the platform.
The emails promised a guaranteed amount of $NANSEN tokens and urged recipients to click a link that was later discovered to lead to an unknown website.
Once clicked, the attacker(s) would likely try to inject the victims’ devices with malware, or gain access to the users’ personal information, wallet addresses, passwords, or private keys.
The phishing emails were discovered to have been sent from “[email protected]”, which is not affiliated with Nansen.
Nansen hasn’t yet responded to requests for comment. However, in a series of tweets, the analytics firm has urged users who received these emails to delete them immediately, and not to click on any unknown links.
Users have also been advised to report the phishing links to databases such as chainabuse.com, cryptoscamdb.org and phishtank.org, which help to reduce the success rates of such attacks.
They also dropped comments about users changing their passwords, and about how the platform neither has a native token nor plans to conduct any airdrops.
Other Crypto “Scams” Ripple through November
They is not the only crypto platform that has been targeted by scammers recently. User data from TrueCoin and FTX bankruptcy claims, among others, have also been leaked and used for phishing campaigns.
There was even a recent spat between Friend.tech, a web3 social networking site, and The Block, a crypto news agency, in which the former accused the latter of “Irresponsible Reporting”
It turned out that The Block falsely reported that Friend.tech’s database containing the details of over 100,000 users had been hacked.
Friend.tech retorted, saying that information came from scraping its public API, which is accessible to anyone.
Overall, the recent spate of hacks and “hack reports” only shows the importance of safety, especially in the crypto space.
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