As the global crypto economy continues to prosper, with (BTC) currently occupying the $15,500 region, questions regarding the overall safety and security of digital assets continue to persist, especially in the wake of a new scam whereby hackers made use of a phishing email to direct users to a fake Ledger website. According to various reports, victims were scammed to the tune of 1,150,000 , worth approximately $290,000.
Dave Jevans, CEO of blockchain intelligence firm CipherTrace and chairman of Anti-Phishing Working Group, told Cointelegraph, “Ledger should clearly have a more aggressive defensive domain acquisition strategy, as look-alike domains were used by phishers in an attempt to trick Ledger users.” He explained further that an illegal money-making scheme employed the use of a homoglyph in the company’s official URL — in this case, a letter that looked like the letter “e.” He added:
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