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7 minutes ago, kanaas said:

To be clear: these are NOT the warning emails like we received from Gatehub?

I am sorry about the confusion – too fast on the trigger. The e-mail topic is the same on legit mails coming from Gatehub, but if the mail comes from gatehub.com and contain a secret key, it is a phishing attempt.

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On June 1 we were made aware of a theft of 201,000 XRP (transaction F6E9E1385E11649A6C2F88723A821AF209B54030886539DCEF9DDD00E6446948) and immediately started investigation. It turned out that the acco

Hey all! We are aware of the matter and are looking into it. If anyone has any information please contact us at: security@gatehub.net   GateHub

Reminder: There is no direct evidence pointing to Gatehub being responsible even though it may appear as the most likely scenario right now. Just be careful about jumping to conclusions What you c

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ATTENTION: Malicious email warning

 

We have been notified that our users are being targeted with phishing emails from addresses registered @gatehub.com and @gatehub.net.


Phishing emails look like they have been sent by GateHub, however, they were in fact sent by the attacker. Time of emails is night-time between 10 and 11 June 2019, UTC. The emails are malicious and did not come from GateHub.

GateHub will never send sensitive information such as ripple secret keys over email.

 

The subject line of phishing emails is:

Critical Security Warning / Action Required - New Secured Wallets

Both emails instruct users to move their funds to a new hosted wallet created by GateHub. This is in fact a ripple wallet created by the attacker and IT IS NOT SAFE!

Do not transfer any funds to the address provided in this email.

GateHub WILL NEVER create new ripple wallets on behalf of any user.

 

The two types of email:

From @gatehub.net

Note: the warning banner that the email was not verified by GateHub Limited.

and from  @gatehub.com

 

See the official article with screenshots here: https://support.gatehub.net/hc/en-us/articles/360024460614-ATTENTION-Warning-about-phishing-emails

 

We kindly ask our customers to forward any suspicious email to security@gatehub.net

 

What you should do:

Ignore the instructions in the email.

Forward the email to security@gatehub.net.

Mark *@gatehub.com as spam in your email inbox.

 

We strongly advise against saving your sensitive information in your email or any other online storage.

For any additional questions, please contact us through our customer support service, here.

Sincerely,

GateHub team

 

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There was almost no mention of phishing in these days up until now. Were all the "hacked" accounts victims of phishing?

Or did someone else take advantage of the current situation and sent out these phishing emails?

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38 minutes ago, JohnS0N said:

There was almost no mention of phishing in these days up until now. Were all the "hacked" accounts victims of phishing?

Or did someone else take advantage of the current situation and sent out these phishing emails?

i think it would be the latter.  the hackers would thnk that people are panicking and hope they would follow the email instructions thinking they would be secure.

This could be part of the hackers plan, as thy know people are scared right now.

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5 hours ago, minotauruk said:

i think it would be the latter.  the hackers would thnk that people are panicking and hope they would follow the email instructions thinking they would be secure.

This could be part of the hackers plan, as thy know people are scared right now.

Exactly that. They are aware that people know the issue and some of the solutions. So, they want to phish the idea that GateHub is providing a solution to stop the attacks from happening. It's a great tactical approach, but it does rely on finding people who are susceptible.

As a side-note, it's entirely possible that they keep up-to-date with this thread (or watching reactions on any site to know how to adapt).

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1 hour ago, NissanTracker said:

Wow, these hackers are damn ruthless! First they hack a bunch of accounts and now they are phishing for more by sending fake emails telling customers to move their funds? 

Doesn't it all look like smth more than just a theft? Do you think it possible that those hackers are trying to compromise/ruin Ripple's reputation knowing their connection to Gatehub?

Or am i just over-dramatizing here? 

 

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Wow! Pretty quiet in here.... heard there was some crooked schitt going on and that is absolutely disgusting!!!

Makes me wonder if a small percentage of the new accounts created with panic inducing tones were here to simply cause panic!!

More disgusting if true as that would take away (as well as prey upon) the already existing TRUE victims....

so effing gross!!!

I truly hope the word KARMA is not just that (a word) but a face in the mirror for any bad actors or actresses..........

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avoid the mirror!
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