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Decrypt Newsletter Service Hacked—Don’t Click Those Links! | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker


The newsletter service Decrypt uses to send email updates to its beloved and loyal readers and was compromised overnight, with a phishing email scam sent to all subscribers on Tuesday morning claiming to offer access to a $DECRYPT token airdrop. To be clear, there is no such airdrop, the links lead to fake sites, and we urge recipients to delete the message with prejudice.

As soon as we were able to regain access to our newsletter account, we sent out a message disavowing the scam email. While we are grateful that an infinitesimal number of recipients engaged with the message, one victim is one too many.

We are conducting a thorough review of our security practices and will be working with our newsletter provider to determine how our account was compromised and to prevent future malicious attacks. Emails and websites that are meticulously designed to look exactly like official and credible services and sources are an all-too-common vector for scammers in the crypto space—and everywhere.

As a reminder, whether via email, Twitter, Discord, Telegram, or myriad other platforms, scammers are regularly impersonating Decrypt, shilling tokens or promising interviews or news coverage. Please verify every contact, and when in doubt, please don’t engage.

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