- SBF gave a clear message to its consumers that they must exercise more caution.
- This compensation from FTX to impacted users is a one-time deal.
Over the last several years, crypto phishing assaults have skyrocketed. All it takes is one malicious file attached to an email for this to happen. Unfortunately, crypto phishing is becoming more advanced with time.
To aid anyone who fell victim to the recent phishing scam related to the exchange, FTX crypto exchange CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has gone public with an offer of assistance. The SBF exchange will no longer provide this compensation in the future and it is the last time. Sending a clear message to its consumers that they must exercise more caution.
One Time Deal Offered
According to the FTX CEO, individuals who provide credentials on sites pretending to be FTX may be putting themselves at risk. The FTX API keys of its users may then be controlled by such malicious websites. This compensation from FTX to impacted users is a one-time deal.
Scammers basically pretend to be the site and steal users’ credentials by sniffing out their login information. In this technique, they may empty the accounts totally. According to SBF, the phishing prevention efforts of the FTX security team have been ongoing around the clock. User data has been protected by safeguards such as two-factor authentication (2FA).
The CEO stated:
“We can’t compensate for users getting phished by fake versions of other companies in the space! THIS IS A ONE-TIME THING AND WE WILL NOT DO THIS GOING FORWARD. THIS IS NOT A PRECEDENT. We will not making a habit of compensating for uses getting phished by fake versions of other companies!”
With the current phishing assault, FTX has decided to compensate victims with $6 million. If 95% is returned to FTX accounts within 24 hours, the hackers will be “absolve” from any legal liability.
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