Blockchain is a system in which a record of transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are maintained across several computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network. Doing business and transactions between organisations and people requires trust. Normally we do not think about this but every day we pay our invoices or buy goods with a debit or credit card, issued by a bank or credit card company who guarantees these payments.
Phishers target TikTok influencers with verification promises and copyright threats.
Influencers on TikTok are feeling the pinch of scams and phishing thanks to targeted campaigns hungry for fresh logins.
The phishing campaigns make use of much older tactics seen across multiple platforms down the years. It’s a one-two combo of “Do this quickly, or else something bad will happen”, combined with the the lure of increased social status for someone’s social media accounts. Shall we take a look?
“Support – copyright” mails go for the panic approach
People don’t want to lose their account due to accidental (or even deliberate) copyright infringement. Social media has a weird knife-edge of appearing to be a free for all, while routinely dinging accounts for copyright. Most platforms operate a sort of “three strikes and you’re out” policy. In this case, the scammers (who include a special kind of phishing link in the mail – more on this later) don’t waste any time!