Experts in cryptography forensic Xrplorer report the theft of a massive amount of Ripple. This would be the result of a scam by more than a million XRP, through a false extension of the wallet Ledger in the Google Chrome browser. A large part of the theft of the tokens still remain at the address where they were sent. However, cybercriminals have exchanged a part for other currencies by HitBTC.
False extension of the wallet Ledger
The false extension of the wallet Ledger has cheated 1.4 million XRP for a month, which equates to 224,000 persons approximately us. The extension titled “Ledger Live” was created to steal the private keys of the users of this wallet. The fake extension is promoted in different Google searches, deceiving users. Which triggered the extension in their browsers and shared the key to their portfolios. The criminals stored this information in Google Docs and later emptied the wallets of the users, to exchange tokens through HitBTC. According to Xrplorer, still remain tokens in the address transferred. Despite the fact that there are applications for “Ledger Live”, the wallet has not promoted an extension official website. The management of the portfolio are offered only on desktop versions and mobile.
What do you say Ripple?
The company has suffered many blows of scams lately, according to reports of a youtube account false the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse. After the scam for more than a million of XRP, the company has suggested that you investigate any advertisement checking into it on the company’s website and official accounts of social networks. “In many cases, the first warning that an announcement of a gift is a scam is that in order to receive the reward, you must first send money and/or provide your account information to personal financial. For any real draw, the winnings are always free and never asks for money in advance,” warns the company. Also, in a response to the scams and imitations of XRP, Ripple has contracted with outside providers of cybersecurity and digital intelligence to help the efforts of denunciation and deconstruction. In addition, they have built a self-generated form for the same users to communicate about these activities unusual and suspicious. To avoid the digital crimes we must always incur in official sources, suspicious of something that looks too good to be true and to pay attention to the emails of people or institutions that we do not know.