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Hackers Exploit FTX Customers with Phishing Emails Amid Bankruptcy Fallout and Kroll Hack

CryptoHackers Exploit FTX Customers with Phishing Emails Amid Bankruptcy Fallout and Kroll Hack

FTX customers, who have already suffered losses due to the collapse of the crypto exchange and subsequent bankruptcy proceedings, are now being targeted by hackers sending fake emails. These phishing attempts aim to deceive users into revealing personal information or stealing any remaining cryptocurrency. The emails claim to be from sources related to the FTX bankruptcy and offer users the chance to withdraw digital assets.

The phishing attempts followed a recent hack of Kroll, the claims agent involved in FTX’s bankruptcy case. The hacker gained access to Kroll employee’s information through a SIM swap, exposing details about FTX creditors and those associated with other bankruptcies like Genesis and BlockFi.

The hack of Kroll and the subsequent targeting of FTX creditors occurred just before the upcoming trial of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. Bankman-Fried faces charges including money laundering, bank fraud, and defrauding customers and lenders. The trial has been marked by legal battles over expert witnesses and other issues.

By FCCT Editorial Team

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