The woes of FTX customers are far from over, even after the exchange closed down several months ago, locking out millions of users from their billions of dollars worth of crypto assets on the platform.
A new phishing scam is targeting the emails of former FTX users, just a week after a SIM swapping attack compromised the personal data of customers through Kroll, the claims agent handling the bankruptcy case.
The attackers obtained information such as account balances, phone numbers and home addresses, but not crypto passwords or other sensitive data.
However, customers were advised to watch out for fraudsters pretending to be involved in the bankruptcy process.
The scammers wasted no time in sending out fake emails that claim to offer a way for users to recover their lost funds – but only if they first link a crypto wallet to their account.
“You can now withdraw to an external ERC20 wallet by clicking the withdraw now button,” the phishing email says. However, linking a wallet to such an email is likely to result in losing one’s tokens, as the scammers may ask for private key information to execute the transfer.