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Due to constant frauds and scams, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), a police unit of the United Kingdom, has imposed restrictions on 43 web domains associated with fraudulent activities.

Pete O’Doherty, the temporary commissioner of the City of London Police, said, “The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has discovered a spoof email address purporting to be from the crypto site blockchain.com”. 

He further adds the authorities have found that around 42 more web domains have been registered, including “actionfraud.info” & “department-fruad.com”.  

The agency urged citizens and internet users who fall prey to report from their respective channels and hotlines. The concerned institution says it has restricted around 300k websites due to reports.

A post on the ‘X’ account of Action Frauds notes that some phishing and scam-related emails claim the mail receiver has won a Tupperware set of 36 pieces.  

Since the past few quarters, online scams and frauds have severely affected almost every sector and industry, especially the crypto industry

The standard type of cyber attack is when bad actors send some notification to the target device. If the notification gets tapped by default, the mastermind receives access to the user’s system and will access the same from remote locations. 

One of the most talked about data thefts is the theft that occurred with Trezor, a hardware crypto wallet manufacturer. Following the breach, it was discovered that hackers got the data of over 66,000 users. 

The incident became more popular when over 40 users of Trezor reported that they were constantly receiving phishing emails, threat notes in emails, and emails requesting confidential information regarding login details.

However, blockchain safeguarding and overviewing firms claim that almost every single day, thousands of citizens lose their data that was supposed to be protected.    

Yahoo 2013 data breach is termed the most significant data breach in decades, and till today, the platform faces allegations that it failed to protect the data of 3 Billion users.  

The Facebook(2019) data breach was another highly alarming attack. In this breach, the company lost more than 500 Million confidential data.  

Dozens of countries are on the path to develop an in-house shield from hacks and other thefts. Still, the constant advancement of technology benefits scammers by allowing them to conduct scams more efficiently.

Crypto Market Update 

In the past 24 hours, the crypto market has flourished with unprecedented momentum; when writing, the market capitalization of the entire crypto market was $1.79 Trillion. The market leader, Bitcoin, grew more than 5.70% and is trading at $47,390.

Market observers claim that the sudden growth and positivity in the price is because of the upcoming Bitcoin halving, Yet to be approved Ether spot ETF and the halving event are some of the leading causes of the uptrend in the crypto market.

Disclaimer

The views and opinions stated by the author or any people named in this article are for informational ideas only and do not establish financial, investment, or other advice. Investing in or trading crypto or stock comes with a risk of financial loss. 

   

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