EOS Phishing Scam: Users Beware of Fraudulent EOS Token Emails Asking For Private Keys
Right now, you must be very careful not to fall into the trap of an EOS phishing scam as it is floating around the web more than ever before.
Know beforehand that, like most phishing scams, it looks like a ‘too good to be true’ business and that's when you should start getting suspicious.
One of the most common practices of cybercriminals is that they send their emails posing as the official EOS team. These emails, or messages of any kind, offer to give away EOS tokens, which have not yet been sold in the EOS Initial Coin Offering.
A fraudulent email of this kind can look quite legitimate, it displays the EOS logo and includes links to the actual EOS website (EOS.IO). The texts from the e-fraud even mention topics such as upcoming company talks or events, really describe the most complete details of EOS and its ICO, thus imitating the style of official EOS announcements.
In the fake email, a button will be displayed allowing you to claim unsold EOS tokens. This button will take you to a website that exactly replicates the actual look and feel of the EOS site. And this is where you need to be most aware because the only difference is the URL: the real EOS website is: eos.io; phishing sites can have a URL like: eos.com.
Once on the site, you will be asked to enter your private keys, which in itself should trigger all your alarms and should make you think twice. Never give your private key data to anyone. That's how they steal your funds and you become part of the figures in network scams.
Gettin some legit looking scam emails claiming to be giving away the remainder of $EOS distribution tokens. Everyone is thirsty out there stay safe and protect your coin!
Never supply anyone with your private keys! pic.twitter.com/eSZZezkWuB
— Josh Brown (@jbbasics) May 31, 2018
The EOS phishing scam has been greatly affecting the blockchain community. A Reddit user had to go through hardship to be the victim of a phishing attack, thus losing more than $60,000 in EOS tokens.
Then, there is the we do not need EOS phishing email schemes to call EOS a scam tweets:
Before you think only a fool would fall for something like that, this EOS phishing scam has fooled even the best members in the community. In recent days, Block.one has announced that its system of support newsletters has been hacked, allowing the hacker to send fraudulent messages from the official email address [email protected]
This is why you should never be too confident. Life advice: No matter how legitimate it may seem, never give away your private keys to any company.
In the last week, Chinese security company Qihoo 360 detected several high-risk vulnerabilities in the EOS blockchain platform, which would allow remote attacks on all EOS nodes. However, the vulnerabilities were patched and fixed the same day.
According to CoinMarketCap the EOS currency has been the fastest growing currency in the last 24 hours. It is currently the fifth largest crypto by market capitalization, and it has risen by about 27%, trading at $15.35, press time.