Aiming at MetaMask users, Crypto scammers are using government-owned website URLs so that they can con the victims and access their crypto wallet holdings.
Metamask, an Ethereum-based crypto wallet, has always been a popular target for scammers, who send unwary users to fraudulent websites that will ask for access to MetaMask wallets.
It has been discovered that Official government websites from India, Nigeria, Egypt, Colombia, Brazil, Vietnam, and other nations redirecting users to this fake MetaMask website. When a user clicks on one of the malicious links embedded in the government websites, they will be redirected to a fake URL, but not to the original URL, “MetaMask.io.”
Microsoft Defender, which is Microsoft’s built-in security, warns users of possible phishing attempts. If a user chooses to ignore the warning, they are then greeted by a website that looks remarkably similar to the official MetaMask website, and this website will ask to link to the MetaMask wallet for accessing services.
When MetaMask wallets are linked to such websites, scammers have total control over the assets stored in those specific MetaMask wallets.
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