Metamask Warns Crypto Community about the Apple iCloud Phishing Attacks
The crypto community has been warned about Apple iCloud phishing attacks by MetaMask.
The security problem affects iPhone, Mac, and iPad users since default device settings keep a user’s seed phrase on the iCloud if they have allowed automatic backups for their app data.
Users risk losing their funds if their Apple password “isn’t strong enough” and an attacker is able to phish their account credentials, according to a Twitter thread posted on April 18 via MetaMask’s official account.
The MetaMask warning came in response to claims from an NFT collector known on Twitter as “revive dom,” who reported on April 15 that this specific security problem deleted their whole wallet, which included $650,000 worth of digital assets and NFTs.
DAPE NFT project founder “Serpent” – who also helped capture the attention of MetaMask by sharing the news with their 277,000 followers – presented a rundown of what occurred to the victim in a different thread earlier on April 15.
The victim got multiple text messages urging him to change his Apple ID password, as well as a phone call from Apple that was ultimately a faked caller ID, according to them.
“revive dom” gave over a six-digit verification number to prove that they were the owner of the Apple account, despite the fact that they were apparently unaware of the caller. The fraudsters then hung up and used data from his iCloud account to get access to his MetaMask account.
“revive dom” expressed his displeasure with MetaMask after the warning was issued, saying that:
“I’m not saying they shouldn’t do it but they should tell us. Don’t tell us to never store our seed phrase digitally and then do it behind our backs. If 90% of the people knew this I would bet none of them would have the app or iCloud on.”
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