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Cryptocurrency, FBI warning on spike in cybercrime attacks

The FBI cybersecurity experts warn on spike in cybercrime attacks on cryptocurrency owners, exchanges, and third-party payment platforms

Cryptocurrency owners, exchanges, and third-party payment platforms are at high risk to be attacked by cybercrime actors, who target actively virtual assets. It has been denounced by the US FBI cybersecurity experts, who issued a warning via a TLP:GREEN Private Industry Notification (PIN). According to the G-Men, threat groups are using several tactics to steal and launder cryptocurrency, including technical support fraud, SIM swapping (aka SIM hijacking), and taking control of their targets’ exchange accounts via identity theft or account takeovers. Cryptocurrency owners are also encouraged to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) on all their accounts, deny requests to download and use remote access applications, and always contact exchanges and payment companies via official phone numbers and email addresses.

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