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The Sandbox Users Targeted in Email Phishing Hack

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Updated by Geraint Price
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In Brief

  • Hackers accessed an employee's laptop.
  • They stole information to send phishing email to The Sandbox users.
  • The Sandbox suggest users follow safety measures.
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The metaverse project The Sandbox has warned its users to be wary of a phishing hack contained within malicious emails entitled The Sandbox Game (PURELAND) Access.

Sandbox wrote through a Medium article that hackers accessed one of its employee’s computer systems through a malware application. Later, bad actors used the data to send emails pretending to be from The Sandbox and giving access to the game Pureland.

The email contains hyperlinks that remotely install malware on the user’s system. Eventually, the malware can steal users’ personal information or even control their devices.

The company learned about the incident on Feb. 26, and its co-founder, Sebastien Borget, warned users through Twitter.

The Sandbox Tries to Take Charge of Situation

The Medium article claims that The Sandbox warned recipients of the email not to interact with the hyperlinked website. It blocked the employee’s connection with the internal system. The employee also formatted the computer and reset the passwords.

The Sandbox suggest the following measure to its users to protect them from phishing emails:

screenshot from Sandbox medium article
Source: Medium

Last month, MetaMask users received malicious emails to verify the Know Your Customer (KYC) requirement. The emails linked to a phishing website, which asked for users’ secret recovery phase.

As phishing emails are common in the crypto industry, a Twitter user suggests manually verifying the information on the email by visiting the official website.

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Harsh Notariya
Harsh Notariya is a journalist at BeInCrypto, who writes about various topics, including decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN), tokenization, crypto airdrops, decentralized finance (DeFi), meme coins, and altcoins. Before joining BeInCrypto, he was a community consultant at Totality Corp, specializing in the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Additionally, Harsh was a blockchain content writer and researcher at Financial Funda, where he created educational reports on...
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