The internal system of the parent company of EOS ICO was compromised by some digital hackers, and Investors have lost millions of dollars.
The plot was simple, some anonymous online scammers had hacked into the system of Block.one, and scammers sent messages to the investors of EOS. The details of the investors were breached by the hackers and this information was used to steal EOS [EOS] and Ethereum [ETH] tokens from the investors.
The Hackers had hacked the email support system of Block.one which was operated by cloud software provider called as Zendesk [ZEN]. Block.one temporarily terminated their Zendesk system due to the unfortunate situation.
Block.one is the parent company on EOS ICO, which is raising $4 Billion for the development of their new blockchain software. The sale of EOS tokens has begun almost a year ago, and the sale ends today. In a year Block.one has sold one more than one billion EOS tokens to various investors.
The hackers had sent emails to the investors, the mail has a hyperlink which takes to the Hacker’s website with a domain name of “https://xn--es-8bb.com” which web browsers would translate to eȯs.com. The website asked the users to enter their private key to unlock their wallets to get the free tokens. The hackers used this private key to take all the tokens from the investors.
The cyber-thief or thieves, which is uncertain at this time, has stolen EOS and ETH tokens from investors. The hackers capitalized on the information they obtained to their advantage. The scammers pretended to provide free tokens as part of a giveaway. The investors were looking forward to getting free EOS and ETH tokens, instead, the hackers stole the coins that they had. The investors lost millions of dollars.
Sofia, a Reddit user said that:
“I have lost around $45,000 worth of EOS tokens from my wallet, I hope the justice would be served.”
By Arjun B
Source: Coinpower News
Original Post: Millions worth EOS token stolen from Investors, Block.one becomes online scam victim