Cryptohopper Warns for Phishing by Imitation Websites

And recommends to always check whether the URL in your browser is correct

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Imitation websites are currently in circulation. Today, Bleeping
Computer, CoinTelegraph, and other websites have mentioned the following:


“On the 5th of June Twitter user and malware researcher Fumik0_ has
discovered a new website that spreads cryptocurrency malware, according
to a report by Bleeping Computer.

According to the report, the host for transmitting these viruses is a
website that imitates the website for Cryptohopper, a website where
users can program tools to perform automatic cryptocurrency trading.”

This is a classic way of phishing and also one of the reasons why we
always warn our users when they login to check if they are actually on https://www.cryptohopper.com.
We’re now changing our landingpage, so that there’s a warning there as
well.

We want to emphasize that this has no impact on the safety of
Cryptohopper and would like to thank Bleeping Computer for sharing the
information about the malware.

What can you do?

  • Check of you’re actually are visiting the domain https://www.cryptohopper.com
    and watch out for misspelled domains like wwwcryptohopper or www.cryptohpper.com
  • Do not enable withdraw on your API keys, to make sure assets cannot
    leave your exchange trough our software.
  • Always use 2-factor authentication.
  • Use an unique password and preferably change this every two months.

We are currently evaluating if there are more ways to help users to
remember to check if they are on the right website by checking the URL.
As said before, we’re adding a warning to the homepage as well.

Cryptohopper will continue to report these phishing sites to the Dutch
authorities, and we encourage everyone to contact us if they’ve
encountered a phishing website.

If you have seen an imitation website, please let us know by sending an
email to support@cryptohopper.com.
Also let us know how you have found this imitation website.

About Cryptohopper

With Cryptohopper, you can automate your trading strategies or copy them
from a professional.

Cryptohopper was started by two brothers. Since their start in September
2017, they became the market leader in their segment with a user base of
over 120.000 members and have a very active community of traders and
crypto enthusiasts.

Contacts

Cryptohopper
Henk Jan
press@cryptohopper.com
or support@cryptohopper.com
Johan
van Hasseltweg 18A 1022WV, Amsterdam
The Netherlands