Yesterday when I published my most recent article I got a comment from a 60+ repped user that looked like this:
Coming from a valid user, I was obviously quite shocked - Had someone copied my post or what's up?
Not looking very clearly as the evening was approaching midnight, I clicked the links, not noticing that the below link was redirecting to steewit.com, not steemit.com.
I found myself on a page that looked EXACTLY like Steemit except that I wasn't logged in. I wish I could say that my warning-bells would have rung at this time but I didn't think much about it and just closed the page as I was heading off to sleep.
This morning I woke up and saw that the comment on my post was hidden and a response had been made by the same user saying in desperation that he/she had been hacked last night and the bot had been going rampage.
That's when I noticed one of the links said steewit.com, so I did some research and found out that a large number of people only the last number of days have been hacked by visiting this page and mistakenly logged in with their master passwords, loosing all their precious SBD's and a few even their keys. Some woman I read about lost her 3 months SBD savings...
Luckily I didn't log in myself so no harm have been done to me personally, but it could just as well have been me to be honest...
So please everyone, beware of these phishing attacks going on. And make sure you never log in to steemit.com without confirming that it is the correct website. And also if you happen to press a steewit.com link, don't worry, you'll have to manually log in in order for them to hijack your account.
Please help spread awareness of this by either upvoting, resteeming, or writing a post of your own. I've read to many tragic stories this morning to let this one slip by.
Thanks everyone 💛
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