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New phishing attacks target FTX, BlockFi & Genesis users after Kroll data leak.



The recent disclosure of a significant data breach has caused disruption within the cryptocurrency community, particularly among FTX users.

The breach involved Kroll, a prominent global risk and financial advisory firm that is facilitating claims for insolvent companies such as FTX, BlockFi, and Genesis. 

Because of the security breach, there has been a recent uptick in the number of phishing attacks directed at users of prominent cryptocurrency platforms such as FTX, BlockFi, and Genesis.

Binance CEO, CZ, has issued a warning regarding the ongoing threats that are already affecting users who are unaware they are being targeted.

It is believed that a SIM swap was carried out on an employee at Kroll, resulting in the attack causing a data leakage. This attack highlights the vulnerabilities that exist within even the most reputable cybersecurity companies.  

Due to this breach, sensitive user information has been made public, including email addresses, phone numbers, and possibly other information that is cause for concern.

As a direct consequence of this, malicious actors have moved quickly to capitalize on this breach by launching phishing attacks using highly personalized and convincing strategies.

From the recent announcement made by CZ through his X account, it is anticipated that the level of sophistication of these phishing attempts may increase, which could put a significant number of users at risk if the problem is not resolved quickly.

In light of this breach, it is more important than ever for platform operators and users alike to maintain vigilance and put in place robust cybersecurity practices. 

In light of the ongoing phishing attacks, CZ, urged users to exercise increased caution when interacting with any communications that are related to their cryptocurrency platforms.

This advice comes in response to the fact that the attacks are still ongoing. Verifying the authenticity of emails, messages, and requests is absolutely necessary, particularly if they require the disclosure of private information or the performance of actions that involve the transfer of funds. 

The firm (Kroll) has made it clear that it is actively collaborating with the FBI, embarking on an extensive investigation. 

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