ccording to CZ, these phishing sites impact users who use them to add smart contract addresses to MetaMask. They are attempting to contact Google to resolve this issue. However, as of this writing, the issue remains.
The malicious site is disguised as a Google Ad. For security reasons, the user should double-check the spelling in the link before clicking the first search result. It is even better to refrain from clicking on the link that says "Ad." The original link is usually just below the Ad links.
Users are discouraged and accuse the platform of being the biggest fraud promoter on the planet, using phrases such as "Google is the darknet of the surface net." Earlier, a user asked Google when they would address the phishing that occurs with paid ads.
This problem only affects CoinMarketCap. On top of SpookySwap, a DeFi platform, Google also demonstrated a phishing site. Users think that Google encourages and profits from cryptocurrency online fraud scam sites.
Attacks are common among cryptocurrency users. Gate.io, a cryptocurrency exchange, was hacked last week. The con artist was promoting scams. The intruders altered the official website URL from gate.io to gate.com on the Twitter handle. The landing page advertised a $500,000 USDT prize.
A phishing attack cost Uniswap V3 users more than $8 million in July. The attackers distributed the suspicious token UniswapLP to victims. They were directed to a website where they could trade the malicious token for Uniswap (UNI). The website would then read sensitive data and steal funds from wallets. The attackers used Tornado Cash to conceal the funds.
Seth Green, the actor, lost four Bored Ape NFTs worth more than $300,000 to a phishing attack earlier this year. The crime happened when the actor attempted to purchase another NFT but linked his wallet to a fraudulent website.
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