The head of Binance warned about promoting phishing sites through Google
CEO BINANCE Chanpen Zhao noticed that the results of the search on Google are promoted by phishing sites aimed at cryptocurrency users.
Zhao posted a screenshot on which, upon request, “Coinmarketcap” at the top of the issuance are fraudulent sites with the tag “advertising”.
“This affects users adding smart contract addresses to Metamask through such phishing sites. We are trying to contact Google on this occasion, but for now we warn users through channels in social networks, ”he wrote.
One of the scamers resources has the original URL, and in the second data there is nothing consonant with Coinmarketcap (CMC).
The service is from the most popular cryptocurrency market data aggregators. Binance acquired CMC in 2020.
Recall that in November 2021, scammers took advantage of Google advertising to promote fake sites of Metamask and Phantom wallets. User losses exceeded $ 500,000.
In April 2022, against the backdrop of the hype around Terra, scams implemented a phishing attack through advertising promotion of fake sites Anchor or Astroport. The address of the attackers received cryptoactives for $ 4.31 million, according to SlowMist estimates.
In October, the researcher under the nickname Zachxbt noticed that the group of Fishing Scamers Monkey Drainer formed a The 6 most expensive few months ago in a day only in a day stole digital assets for about $ 1 million.
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