Losing bitcoin: why it’s important to stay vigilant in the crypto space
After falling victim to a phishing attack, one man has taken to Twitter to give his story in a video that has attracted the attention of many crypto enthusiasts throughout the space.
Eric Savics said he lost 12 bitcoins in the attack which has put a downer on his dream of buying his own apartment.
After falling victim to a phishing attack, one man has taken to Twitter to give his story in a video that has attracted the attention of many crypto enthusiasts throughout the space. Eric Savics said he lost 12 bitcoins in the attack which has put a downer on his dream of buying his own apartment. Eric posted a video to Twitter in an attempt to get help to recover his lost bitcoin stash from outside sources. He said that his seven year hard work has now been flattened and Eric has further said that he will appeal to whoever stole his Cryptocurrency. He further added in the tweet specifically talking to the thief saying that he wishes they would return a small portion of his portfolio so we can start rebuilding it.
Eric confesses that he isn’t much of a technical person but the attack was allegedly organised through a malicious version of his hardware wallet. Luckily, he is getting a lot of support from the community including the CEO of one of the biggest platforms in the space Binance, CZ. CZ has promised to direct his team to blacklist the address to which the bitcoin was sent as a result of Eric’s woes. Losing cryptocurrency isn't an unusual thing unfortunately for the industry. Many people, especially newcomers, can get roped into fraudulent schemes and hacks/scams such as these. Phishing scams are all too common these days so it’s more important than ever to stay vigilant to keep your crypto safe. It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out. For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!
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