Phishing Warning

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Over the last while we've been seeing reoccurring phishing attacks against Hive and other fork-related chains.

Phishing is the act of tricking a victim to click on a link or download something in order to spread malware, scam them or as in this case, steal cryptocurrency.

We are aware of who is behind this. The group that has orchestrated this latest phishing attack is the same one that has been plaguing us since 2017. They are organized hackers who have over 1000 accounts to their name, most belonging to their unfortunate victims. User awareness and an instant response are our best defense and our greatest deterrents.

We would also like to thank @keys-defender, @themarkymark and @louis88 for helping fight the spread of phishing.

Keep an eye out!

If you see this message in a comment, post or any communication, it is phishing:

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What can you do?

  • Do not click on the link
  • Warn others not to click on this link or any other suspicious links
  • Spread awareness about the dangers of phishing
  • Make sure you have different keys on Hive, Steem and Blurt
  • Let @guiltyparties know immediately if you think you've been compromised
  • Make sure you know who your Recovery Account is and change it to someone reputable if it's @steem. Any account with its recovery set to @steem is not recoverable under any conditions.
  • Check your "vesting_routes" to see if the location your account is powering down into has been changed
  • If your blog posted phishing messages and you've regained control, clean them up and delete them!

List of hacked accounts

https://github.com/gryter/plentyofphish/blob/master/phishing.txt

This is the current list of hacked or still compromised accounts.

Help us stop phishing!

You may take this post or a part of it and re-post it, translate it, or do whatever you want with it in order to help get the warning out. Phishing targets users who are trusting individuals and believe that the links they're given are genuine. Hacking targets users who accidentally share their passwords or keys without realizing. This isn't intentional on their part. Warnings help to teach people to be more vigilant.

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