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A user told how he lost more than half a million dollars from his Metamask wallet a place where cryptocurrency users can store, send and receive digital assets. after receiving an alleged password reset request from Apple.
The popular wallet from Ethereum a decentralized open-source blockchain with smart contracts functionality. , Metamask an online digital wallet that allows users to manage, transfer and receive Ethereum, operating as an extension to a regular browser. is alerting its users to iPhone , Mac yiPad about possible phishing attacks using theiCloud de Apple .
The wallet provider owned by ConsenSys consenSys is a blockchain technology company that offers developer tools alongside enterprise solutions. posted a thread on tweets on Sunday warning the users who could be at risk of losing their funds if their Apple password ” is not safe enough.
The company explained that the window to potential attacks lies in the fact that encrypted passwords, called vaults, can be used as a way to protect against attacks. Metamask are automatically uploaded to the cloud cloud servers are typically located throughout different data centers all over the world. service of Apple unless the backup option a contract giving the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument at a specified strike price. ofiCloud is disabled.
This automatic feature could ultimately result in credentials being stolen through a phishing attack. Simply put, if theiCloud If a user’s password is compromised, all of their linked cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. wallet passwords could be compromised as well.
You can disable iCloud backups for MetaMask specifically by turning off the toggle here:
Settings > Profile > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups.
– MetaMask ???????? (@MetaMask) April 17, 2022
User lost USD $650,000 from his Metamask
In the thread tweets the company explained to users how they can disable the automatic backups ofiCloud para Metamask . To apply the settings, you need to access on your devices to “ Settings > Profile > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups “, as indicated by the firm.
It should be noted that in an attack of phishing when a scammer pretends to be a trusted institution or person to trick people into revealing sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, passwords, banking details, etc., often through a malware link disguised as legitimate. a term that refers to the sport of fishing, hackers mimic a trusted company, website or application to steal passwords and extract funds from users who access the fake site under the illusion that it is legitimate.
The warning comes after a collector of tokens (NFT) to report a loss of USD $650,000 in assets and collectibles stored at its Metamask . The user identified as “Domenic Iacovone”. he recounted on Twitter who had received several text messages and an alleged phone call from Apple that you were asked to reset the password for your Apple .
I got a phone call from Apple, it literally [said] Apple (on my caller ID). I returned the call because I suspected fraud and it was an Apple number. So I believed them. I was asked for a code that was sent to my phone and, two seconds later, they deleted my entire MetaMask.
The victim provided a six-digit identification code the action of coding is to write programming statements for a program. to prove that he was the owner of the Apple account an account is essentially a whose purpose is to track the financial activities of a specific asset/ that the malicious actors then used to access his Metamask y robar los fondos. Dijo que his wallet contained several NFT of the popular collection Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), as well as cryptocurrency funds.
Beware of Apple copycats
The founder of Dape NFT non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are cryptocurrencies that do not possess the property of fungibility. nicknamed “Serpent” on Twitter, detailed that “ MetaMask actually saves your initial phrase file to your iCloud “. In a thread tweets He provided some details about how the campaign operates and alerted his more than 250,000 followers.
“ The scammers requested a password reset for the victim’s Apple ID. After receiving the 2FA two-factor authentication (2FA) is method of access that requires two different forms of authentication. code, they were able to take control of the Apple ID and access iCloud, which gave them access to the victim’s MetaMask ”.
Mientras tanto, la víctima ha ofrecido una recompensa de USD $100.000 por asistencia para recuperar sus fondos. Iacovone también expressed their frustration after Metamask issued a warning; he emphasized that the company should provide more details to users about how the app works.
I’m not saying they shouldn’t do it, but they should tell us. Don’t tell us to never store our seed phrase digitally and then do it behind our backs. If 90% of people knew this, I’d bet none of them would have the app or iCloud enabled.
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Article by Hannah Estefania Perez / DiarioBitcoin
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