Hacker hacks Unocoin, grabs emails, sends fake ICO emailer
In a bizarre turn of events, Unocoin, India’s largest Bitcoin exchange sent out an Unocoin ICO emailer to all its users. Hours later, Unocoin announced that hackers had sent the fake ICO emailer.
Here is the email that users received:
Unocoin was quick to react. They sent the below email to users warning that the ICO email was indeed fake.
The fake ICO website appears fully functional and looks professional as well.
NOTICE: A hacker is attempting to solicit customer funds by stating that Unocoin is undergoing an ICO, this is NOT an email from our team.
— Unocoin (@Unocoin) August 12, 2017
With the rise of the cryptocurrency economy, we can expect more of such scams. Users should be cautious with their cryptocurrency and do their due diligence on all ICOs.
Update: Users have pointed out that Unocoin was not hacked, but their email vendor was. Here is a relevant update from Unocoin:
1/2 We got to know that the spam email regarding Unocoin ICO was sent from sendgrid service that we use to send out mailing list newsletters
— Unocoin (@Unocoin) August 13, 2017