Beware of Starbucks NFT Phishing Emails Offering ‘Pre-Minting’ as Entire Cryptocurrency Could be Stolen

Phishing scams have always been a concern for internet users, but as cryptocurrencies become more popular, attackers are finding new ways to target unsuspecting victims. Recently, there has been an increase in phishing emails attempting to steal cryptocurrency by disguising a so-called ‘free minting’ that issues non-fungible tokens (NFT) for free. As a result, caution is required when receiving emails related to NFTs.

The attackers are targeting popular NFTs such as Starbucks and Bellygom that were actually issued and became popular. Starbucks released a limited edition NFC called ‘Starbucks Odyssey’ in early March of this year. The hacker put a ‘Participate’ button in the phishing email, so that when the user clicks the button, the attacker is connected to the phishing page created in advance.

The fake page is very elaborately crafted. When accessing the page, a QR code appears, and when a virtual asset wallet plug-in is installed in the browser, it is implemented so that it is automatically connected to give confidence. If the user’s virtual asset wallet is connected to the phishing page, all the cryptocurrency in the wallet is stolen by the attacker.

An official from the East Security Security Response Center (ESRC) said, “As companies enter the NFT business and users increase their participation in virtual asset investment, attacks aimed at stealing virtual assets are expected to increase gradually.” You need to make sure that the site address of the project is correct.”

It is important to note that phishing attacks can occur in any form, not just related to NFTs. Therefore, it is crucial to always be cautious and double-check the authenticity of any email or website before sharing personal information or connecting any virtual asset wallets.

In conclusion, while the world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs can be exciting and profitable, it is important to stay vigilant and take the necessary precautions to protect your assets. Remember to always verify the legitimacy of any email or website before sharing any personal information.

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