NEW DELHI: As the crypto market suffered a crash, several prominent crypto data websites were hit by cyberattacks where a malicious pop-up tricked users into connecting their crypto wallets.
Crypto data websites Etherscan, CoinGecko, DeFi Pulse and others have reported such phishing attacks, CoinDesk reports.
The phishing attack appears to come from a domain displaying the Bored Ape Yacht Club logo.A
“The situation is caused by a malicious ad script from Coinzilla, a crypto ad network – we have disabled it now, but there may be some delay due to CDN caching. We are monitoring the situation more closely. Stay alert and do not log your Metamask on CoinGecko,” CoinGecko said in a tweet on Saturday.
In a tweet, Etherscan urged users to “not confirm any transactions” that appeared on its website.
“We have received reports of phishing popups via third-party integration and are currently investigating. Please be careful not to confirm transactions that appear on the website,” Etherscan said.
The phishing attack on crypto data websites came as stablecoins like Terra Luna crashed and Coinbase suffered a huge outage.
Earlier, leading crypto exchange Coinbase suffered a major outage amid the crypto chaos, especially with the Terra Luna cryptocurrency, increasing fears among investors.
The Coinbase outage came as Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, suspended trading in Terraform Labs’ Terra (Luna) and TerraUSD (UST) tokens, which fell 98%, wiping out economies of a life of its investors.
Over $275 billion was wiped from the global crypto market cap in 24 hours on Thursday and Bitcoin fell to nearly $27,000, a level reached in December 2020.
The world’s second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, joined the cryptocurrency crash, dropping in value by 20%.