Crypto Heist: $24 Million Worth of Crypto Stolen in Phishing Scam

An unknown individual has reportedly lost access to a staggering $24 million worth of crypto from their Ethereum wallet in a phishing scam.

The stolen assets included 4,851 Rocket Pool ETH (rETH), worth some $8.5 million, and 9,579 Lido Staked ETH (stETH), amounting to around $15.6 million based on current prices.

The victim’s digital wealth was drained from the Ethereum wallet in a swift manner, which shows just how targeted and professional crypto-focused phishing scammers have become.

IT security firms such as Beosin and BlockSec have analyzed the incident and have pointed towards phishing tactics as the likely modus operandi.

According to these experts, the victim appears to have fallen for a phishing scheme that led them to unwittingly authorize malicious transactions from an Ethereum wallet.

The phishing scam is believed to have originated from a fake email that masqueraded as a legitimate communication from a cryptocurrency exchange. The email contained a link that, when clicked, led the victim to a fraudulent website that looked like the exchange’s real website.

Once the victim entered their login credentials on the fraudulent website, the scammers were able to steal their private keys, which gave them access to the victim’s Ethereum wallet.

Also read: The Web of Deceit: Navigating the Complex World of Crypto Scams

The incident is a reminder of the importance of being vigilant when it comes to cryptocurrency scams. It is important to only click on links from trusted sources and to never enter your login credentials on a website that you are not sure is legitimate

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