In January of this year, DADI launched an ICO that required investors to undergo KYC (Know Your Customer) verification in order participate in the token sale. Investors were asked to provide personal information (full name, address, DOB, etc…) as well as upload a copy of their photo ID. According to recent reports, nearly all that personal data has been leaked and is now been used by scammers to try and steal people’s coins.
Technology allows us to achieve many goals we could only dream of decades ago. But one of the worrying aspects of technology is that it can also be misused by malicious individuals. Identity theft is just one of the many examples that have been made possible through technology. Although, not every phase of identity theft is as “high-tech” as some people would like to believe.
Obtaining Someone’s Personal Information
The topic of “convenience versus security” will always lead to heated debates when it comes to technology and its rapid evolution over the past twenty years. Our daily lives have become intertwined with the use of various technological advancements, even though we do not always understand the full implications of what we are doing.
The world of Bitcoin and digital currency has been plagued by scams, hacks, and more recently, malware and ransomware. Malicious individuals have managed to create a piece of ransomware which encrypts all of your files, and will only decrypt after paying with Bitcoin. Thankfully, those days are gradually moving behind us. That being said, there is a new piece of malware hitting the streets, which will go after any and all digital currency wallet(s) you have running on your computer.
Apparently there is a phishing mail going around, claiming to be coming from Scrypt ASIC Mining hardware company ZeusMiner. I wonder if it has to do with the recent store credit they gave out, allowing people to purchase hardware at a big discount?
It looks like it is that time again, when phishing emails are crawling out of the woodworks. None of the services we use is safe, as I just got a Google+ phishing mail. The ones that are reason for concern though, are the ones involving Bitcoin services.
As I mentioned last week , there is a new phishing mail going around pretending to be sent by BlockChain.info. In this e-mails, users are told they need to download the backup wallet client, which allegedly is a BlockChain.info product. Utter bollocks, of course, but still, people need to be warned to make sure no one loses their Bitcoins.
There is currently a phishing mail going around, pretending to be sent from BlockChain.info. (It’s clearly spoofed as you can see the actual e-mail addresB) This e-mail talks about a “backup wallet” which users need to download and install.
It appears to be a BlockChain.info link, but when you hover over it, it shows a domain called “Barradulces” or some site selling chocolate. DO NOT download this file because your Bitcoins will be stolen before you know it.
(I didn’t install it, don’t worry)
The email looks like this :