CertiK, a blockchain security company, reckons it has identified at least one individual who has been related to the “Monkey Drainer” phishing scheme. A malicious actor going by the name “Monkey Drainer” has been using “ice phishing” to steal NFTs using smart contracts.
The perpetrators of this phishing scheme have made off with Ether (ETH) worth millions of dollars. By using fake non-fungible token (NFT) minting sites.
Moreover, CertiK said in a blog post published on January 27 that it had identified on-chain communications between two fraudsters responsible for the recent $4.3 million Porsche NFT phishing scam and had linked one of them to a Telegram account selling the Monkey Drainer-style phishing kit.
Furthermore, in one communication, the sender identified themselves as “Zentoh,” and the other was called “Kai.” CertiK determined that the shared wallet was the recipient of the stolen $4.3 million in cryptocurrency. The company also said that several of the most notable Monkey Drainer scammer wallets” are connected directly to the shared wallet.
In a subsequent message, Zentoh disclosed that Telegram was the medium via which they communicated. CertiK located a user on the messaging service with an identical handle and determined the user to be operating a Telegram group that distributes phishing kits to fraudsters.
Moreover, numerous more accounts uncovered online may be connected to Zentoh. Including a GitHub page with repositories for crypto drainer tools. Furthermore, if the connections between the accounts are genuine, it identifies a French citizen now residing in Russia. Unfortunately, phishing schemes designed to empty cryptocurrency wallets have been more effective as of late.
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