Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced it had identified several cases of active scam targeting the cryptocurrency community.
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According to an official blog post, the scammers are using fake identities to pose as members of Kraken's token listing team:
"Cryptocurrency teams that use LinkedIn and Telegram should be on high alert, as these efforts appear to be targeting users of these social networks."
The exchange says the bad actors may request email or other information via LinkedIn or Telegram. In most cases the scammers are reaching out via a Punycode domain that appears to be associated with the exchange.
Kraken recommends adding filters to check the header on inbound emails for "xn--":
"Our security team advises you quarantine these messages by default, review them regularly and add exceptions for any legitimate domains you communicate with."
In September, Kraken received an approval from the State of Wyoming to form the world’s first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) called Kraken Financial.
Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kraken Financial will become the very first digital asset company in US history "to receive a bank charter recognized under federal and state law."
The exchange claims Kraken Financial to be the first regulated crypto bank based in the US.
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