Categories: CryptoNews

Beware of The Latest Blockchain.info Phishing Attack

It appears as if there is yet another phishing email being sent out to Blockchain.info users. It is not the first time this takes place in the Bitcoin world, as cryptocurrency owners are a high-profile target for internet criminals these days. The email in question redirects people to Blockshain.info, which is clearly a fake website.

Do Not Fall For The Latest Blockchain.info Scam Site

A lot of people use web wallets these days, despite there being a lot of reasons not to. Blockchain.info is one of the most popular solutions in this regard, and many people have registered an account with them at some point during their Bitcoin career. This also makes them a big target for Internet criminals who are looking to steal users’ funds.

A new phishing email claiming to originate from Blockchain.info is making the rounds as we speak. In the message, users are asked to click on a link where they can download a “wallet backup file”. Interestingly enough, this is not something the real Blockchain.info would ever send out, as users can get a backup from just logging into the web portal.



Moreover, the users are not redirected to the legitimate site either. When clicking the link, the domain Blockshain.info will become visible. Albeit this is only marginally different from Blockchain.info, it is always advised to look at the site address first before clicking an unknown link.

Related Post

What is rather intriguing to note is how hovering over the email link shows the original blockchain.info domain. This is not uncommon in the world of phishing, as internet criminals have a whole bag of tricks to lure in users. However, the emails originate from info@blockshain.info, which is a dead giveaway of this being a scam.

Emails like these are usually nothing more than a major annoyance for Bitcoin users, though. It is becoming easier to discern the fake emails from legitimate ones. Plus, using common sense will go a long way as well. Companies would never redirect users to a website to download a backup file.

Image credit 1

If you liked this article follow us on Twitter @themerklenews and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest bitcoin and altcoin price analysis and the latest cryptocurrency news.

JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium. His passion for finance and technology made him one of the world's leading freelance Bitcoin writers, and he aims to achieve the same level of respect in the FinTech sector.

Share
Published by
JP Buntinx

Recent Posts

Shiba Inu Price Holding Support as the FUD Continues

Shiba Inu's price continues to hold the $0.000049 support level amid FUD from major news…

14 mins ago

Top 5 Metaverse Coins With Over $1 Billion Market Cap

Following NFTs and Meme cryptocurrencies, Metaverse coins are undoubtedly the next big hype in crypto.…

3 hours ago

The Future of Eyewear is Looking Bright

The global pandemic changed many different aspects of our lives. One thing that has been…

6 hours ago

CRO Price Up 22% Amid Crypto.com’s New LA Arena

Crypto.com's CRO is up over 22% today, setting a new all time for the cryptocurrency.…

8 hours ago

Top 5 DeFi Coins to Watch for 2022

The DeFi sector of cryptocurrency is valued at over $168 billion, with over $10 billion…

19 hours ago

AMC CEO Announces Plans to Accept Shiba Inu via Bitpay in the Next 2-3 Months

In a twitter post yesterday, Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Theaters, announced the company's plans…

24 hours ago

This website uses cookies.