[Weekly Security News] Security breach warning; Widely spread crypto scams and frauds.

[February 08, 2023]

1.  Crypto scam apps infiltrate Apple App Store and Google Play

Crypto scam apps posing as legitimate investment platforms have been discovered in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, tricking users into investing in fake cryptocurrencies and stealing their funds.

Source : Bleeping Computer

2. Crypto theft: North Korea-linked hackers stole $1.7b in 2022

North Korea-linked hackers stole $1.7 billion in crypto in 2022, according to a report. The hackers are known for using tactics such as phishing and malware attacks to target individuals and organizations in the crypto industry. The stolen funds are often used to fund North Korea’s weapons program and evade international sanctions.

Source : BBC News

3. From ‘hi mum’ to crypto fraud: five of the latest scams to watch out for

New scams are emerging, including “hi mum” scams, fake celebrity endorsements and crypto investment frauds. Fraudsters are using sophisticated methods to deceive individuals into giving their money and personal/financial information

Source : The Guardian


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