Security experts from Cisco and Ukrainian police gave details of its investigation of the cryptocurrency the phishing scheme.
Zloumyshlenniki created a website that looks identical to the website Blockchain.info the popular online wallet and thus inattentive possession of the data user.
The investigation lasted for 6 months. According to the authors of the investigation, the Scam worked for three years and during that time they managed to “earn” $ 50 million in bitcoin.
The campaign was very easy and after initial setup, attackers only had to buy traffic through Google AdWords to ensure a constant flow of new victims. This campaign was targeted to specific geographical regions and allowed the attackers to gain access to millions of dollars.
The authors of the attack, create websites, similar to Blockchain, but with different domain names: block-clain.info, blockchien.info. Careless users often did not pay for a domain name any attention. After fraudsters used “Google Adwords to drive traffic.”
Cisco traced the group’s activities until 2015 and estimated that from this time were stolen “tens of millions of dollars” in bitcoin. According to their estimates, for all the attackers managed to steal about $ 50 million.