The cyberpolice of Ukraine investigates a large-scale phishing campaign, victims of which were cryptocurrency holders. During the period from September to December, 2017 hackers managed to steal 700 bitcoins.
For the first time the Cisco company specializing in high technologies reported about frauds. At the end of 2017 experts found a large number of domains which names are similar to an original resource of service virtual bitcoin wallets – Blockchain.info. After users went to the fake websites, the specially developed script gave to malefactors access to their wallets.
Security specialists of Blockchain.info, already called a phishing campaign as one of the largest for all history of existence of service.
Сyberpolice believe that the group begun the activity at the end of 2014, and in three years their total income from criminal activity can exceed hundreds of millions dollars. Also investigators found confirmation that malefactors were involved into the creation of roguish HYIP projects: flexibit.bz, verumbtc.com, hashminers.biz.
The national police recommends citizens to treat investments into cryptocurrency projects more carefully.