Scammers are using the death of the Queen to trick people into cryptocurrency and NFT schemes, security experts have warned.
The malicious scheme involves sharing investment projects offering crypto tokens and NFTs named after Elizabeth II as a way of “paying tribute to Her Majesty”.
These sites are new and may not be secure, so any crypto wallet data that users enter might be at risk if the site’s database is leaked.
Unsuspecting users are also being offered commemorative coins or T-shirts on websites where personal information is not secured in any way, and during payment, the user is not transferred to a special secure page. This means that card data, addresses, and usernames could be stolen if the database is compromised.
“The death of Queen Elizabeth II has shocked the world, resonating in the hearts of millions of people. To pay tribute to Her Majesty, many users seek to buy a commemorative product or token with her image on it. However, the sites where such goods are offered are mostly hastily created by people who don’t even think about their security,” said Olga…