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Fraudster earned $2.6 million in SOL using phishing

An attacker posing as the well-known crypto trader Ansem on Twitter stole more than $2.6 million in Solana (SOL) tokens using phishing.

About it reported Blockchain analyst ZachXBT.

The attacker took advantage of traders' passion for memcoins

According to ZachXBT, the attacker created a clone of the Ansem account, changing one letter in the username, and sent a link to a fake memcoin presale on Solana called BULL in the comments to his posts. Users followed the address and connected to the site, after which the drainer emptied their wallets. The largest damage was about $1.2 million.

Although regulators around the world are keeping an eye on the crypto sector, fraud cases have not yet been reduced. Thus, in February, the number of victims of phishing attacks increased by 10 thousand people compared to January, although the amount stolen decreased slightly. The topic is becoming so acute that films are already being made about crypto-hacking.

Fraudsters have many different tactics in their arsenal. In addition, on social networks, cybercriminals often pose as legitimate crypto organizations or famous people, misleading potential victims. Twitter suffers most often: this year alone, attackers have already managed to hack the accounts of the managing partner of DWF Labs, the auditor CertiK and the largest data aggregator CoinGecko.

Source: Cryptocurrency

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