The Tezos (XTZ) wallet was targeted for a scam, designed by TezBox.
TezBox has created a clone website of the official one with unlicensed links that cause the less experienced users to download a scam copy of the wallet, most likely with the purpose of stealing the cryptocurrencies stored there.
Obviously, all the links of the various downloads that can be found on the official Tezos website are legitimate and verified; the wallet app allows the management of the funds of almost all the blockchains, including an official GitHub page where the open-source code can be checked.
The differences between Tezos and TezBox
In the release section of TezBox there is an update of a few hours ago related to improvements on the security end.
However, on the official Tezos page the last release dates back to October 19th with version 6.0.1 and certainly not with version 7.0.0 as promoted by the criminals.
Unfortunately, it is possible to make a mistake in these cases, especially because of the similar name.
In addition, the malicious software has been made available in multiple versions to attack anyone on a variety of devices, thus increasing the victims.
Furthermore, exploiting the various Telegram chats it is possible to run into these criminals who exploit the lack of experience of the users by pretending to be members of the official Tezos team, sharing the links and convincing them to download the malicious copy of the wallet.
In the crypto and blockchain world, not only is it necessary to be careful of the various projects that boast profits with the minimum of effort, but it is also necessary to be cautious of scams and software that resemble in a frightening way the originals, as they contain viruses and malware.
Consequently, the users are always invited to check the web pages that are being used and inform themselves on the different channels, privileging the official ones or the media that aim at obtaining reliable information. The saying “Don’t Trust, Verify” must always be kept in mind.