Clients of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange from the Russian Federation began to receive massive phishing mailings with an offer to download a special program, supposedly allowing them to bypass the recently introduced restrictions on P2P trading. About it the Ferra edition was told by experts of the cybersecurity company FACCT
To download the application, the user is prompted to follow a link to a file hosting service where the ZIP archive with malware is located.
In the future, this program intercepts logins and passwords from crypto wallets and other services. It can also become the starting point for larger and more sophisticated cyberattacks.
Users were advised to always check the sender of all incoming emails and not click on unfamiliar links.
Recall that at the end of August, Binance, Bybit and OKX removed Sberbank, Tinkoff and Alfa banks under US sanctions from their P2P platforms. The first also banned Russians from exchanging transactions with any fiat currencies except for the ruble.
Later, KuCoin and OKX introduced additional restrictions for Russians.
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