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The Sandbox Warns Users About Email Phishing Hack

The Sandbox, a metaverse project, has cautioned its users about a phishing hack spread via malicious emails with the subject line “The Sandbox Game (PURELAND) Access.”

The Sandbox Provides Details Of Phishing Attack 

The Sandbox provided the details of a potential phishing hack in a Medium article. According to The Sandbox, the hackers were able to breach the computer system of one of the firm’s workers using a malware application.

Subsequently, the attackers utilized the obtained data to send out fraudulent emails pretending to be from The Sandbox and offering access to the Pureland game.

The email contained hyperlinks that install malware onto the user’s system remotely. This malware can potentially access and pilfer the user’s personal information or even take control of their devices.

Meanwhile, the company became aware of the attack on February 26th. This prompted Sebastien Borget, the company’s co-founder, to issue a warning to users via Twitter on February 27th.

He advised users to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to stay safe. According to the Medium article, The Sandbox warned the recipients of the email, notifying them against interacting with the website linked in the message.

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The company took measures to block the employee’s access to the internal system, and in addition, the employee reformatted the computer and changed passwords. The Sandbox recommends several steps to safeguard its users against phishing emails.

Their suggestions include using strong passwords and two-factor authentication, avoiding clicking on hyperlinks in emails, and using antivirus software to detect and eliminate malware.

Monkey Drainer Shutdowns Phishing Service


Meanwhile, Monkey Drainer, a well-known scammer in the NFT and cryptocurrency realm, has decided to halt its “scam as a service” phishing smart contract offerings. Cybercriminals demanded this service and paid a whopping 30% commission charges.

According to a tweet from PeckShield, a crypto-security firm, the scammer behind the “scam as a service” initiative had transferred 200 ETH, equivalent to roughly $330,000, to Tornado Cash within the past 24 hours. However, the scammer still holds 840 ETH, valued at approximately $1.4 million, in their wallet.

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In addition, PeckShield shared an image of a message from Monkey Drainer announcing an immediate service shutdown. The announcement included a statement from the scammer indicating that serving other cybercriminals had been an educational experience.

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Bradley Nelson

Bradley Nelson is a US based cryptocurrency news writer for Tokenhell, he helps readers stay up to date with the latest trends and news from the blockchain and crypto world. Bradley has been a crypto enthusiast since 2018.

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