Never give your password and double check on which website you really are!
I already warned you about several (potential) scam attempts (see bottom of this post for a list of them). Here is a new one. Thanks to @hernandev for catching my attention and notifying about this new scam.
The scammer publish the following comment on user’s post
If you click on the link in the comment, you will be redirected to the following site:
The site is a simple “static” website created using the gooyaabiteloates.com website creator.
In the middle of the website, you are invited to “test the service for free” for 30 days.
If you click on the “Join Now” button, you will be redirected to a fake SteemConnect page
Let’s have a look at the source code of the fake SteemConnect webpage
What we can see is a script that, when you click on the Sign In button, will send the entered information (usernale and key or password) to another do.php page.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
The sleemconnect(dot)ml website looks EXACTLY like steemconnect.com, but its behavior will differ as it clearly want to steal your credentials to hack your account!
Preventive action activated
I will add any account sending phishing links to the black list of my Warning-Bot and it will issue warnings with a link to this post, notifying users of the malicious activity of those accounts.
If you find similar phishing attempts, contact me on steem.chat
To protect yourself, you can:
- always double check before clicking on a link, especially if this links take you away from steemit.com.
- verify the reputation of people writing comments on your posts. A user with a low reputation shoud trigger you attention.
Previous threat alerts
If you missed them, please find here the previous alerts I published:
- Scam alert and white hat counter-strike
- Phishing exploit has been stopped - Scammers thwarted!
- Potential scammer reported- @jones420
- Fake Steemit website try to steal your password!
- Phishing attack to steal your active key
- Potential scammer reported - @minnowpond
- Scammer reported - @russiann
- Scammer reported - @steemitrobot
- Scammer reported - @tripadvisor.com
- Scammer reported - @harquick
- Scammer reported - @gtg.witnesses
- Phishing site reported - sleemit.com
A bit of paranoia is the basis of security.
There are a few simple rules to follow in order to avoid having your account hacked:
Rule 1: NEVER, I repeat, NEVER use or give your owner key or password!
Rule 2: Use your posting key to login, post and vote on trusted websites like steemit.com or busy.org.
Rule 3: NEVER give your active key as this key allows to control your funds! Only use your active key for special operation like money transfer or account update on trusted websites like steemit.com.
Rule 4: Anywhere else, if you are requested to provide any of the above key: RUN AWAY!!!
4 simple rules. It's not much to remember. Follow them scrupulously, and you will only have to laugh at unsuccessful attempts from scammers.
Spread the words, resteem this post to your friends, and you will make the platform safer.
Thanks for reading!