The Kraken exchange targeted by phishing
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The Kraken exchange targeted by phishing

By Alfredo de Candia - 24 Jun 2019

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The US Kraken exchange has revealed that several phishing emails are being sent to its customers. These emails would lead users to a misleading copy of the website to steal credentials and then move funds to other addresses.

It is not clear whether there are already victims of this phishing attack. Unfortunately, more and more often, especially as the price of bitcoin increases, so do the attacks on exchanges: the attack on Coinbase occurred just a few days ago.

A few days ago, in fact, Coinbase discovered a phishing attack attempt on its exchange, as explained on Twitter by Philip Martin, a member of the Coinbase security team. In that case, the hacker was exploiting Firefox’s 0-day vulnerability to access the platform and potentially steal thousands of user credentials.

In addition, over the weekend, precisely when the price of bitcoin (BTC) was exceeding $10,000, the Kraken exchange suffered congestion and it was not possible to access it for some time.

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

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