Phishing Attack

Steps to be taken for phishing attack victims

Please read carefully to understand actions that need to be performed to prevent further loss.

What should I do if my assets are stolen?

First, identify the cause and take appropriate measures to prevent further losses.

Second, attempt to recover the losses through tracking and investigation. It is important to note that recovering losses often requires significant time and effort (and it's nearly impossible to recover funds in most cases), so it is advisable to prioritize minimizing further damage promptly.

Third, read this document to become aware of phishing attacks and avoid becoming a victim of phishing.

How to avoid further losses?

If it is a case of private key compromise, it is recommended to immediately transfer the remaining assets from that address to a secure wallet on all relevant blockchains.

If your passphrase has been leaked, use a new passphrase to generate new addresses and transfer all remaining assets in the addresses generated by the leaked passphrase to new ones.

If it is a phishing incident, use Approval Diagnosis to revoke unnecessary approvals immediately to prevent further loss (very important!!!). Then, use MetaSleuth to track the fund flow and monitor the stolen funds if needed. Report to law enforcement and corresponding crypto exchanges.

Can I recover my losses?

Recovering stolen funds is generally difficult in most cases. Here are some suggestions:

  • If you have suffered significant losses, file a report with your local law enforcement agency. You can provide them with a phishing report or fund flow chart generated by MetaSleuth to help them understand the situation you have encountered.

  • If you urgently need to recover stolen funds, consider seeking assistance from professional investigation agencies or firms specializing in asset recovery.

DO NOT give sensitive information like your passphrase to anyone claiming they can recover your lost funds. DO NOT trust anyone who claims to represent BlockSec to recover your loss.

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What can I do with MetaSleuth?

MetaSleuth primarily assists you in two ways.

Firstly, you can use MetaSleuth to track stolen funds. If you discover that the stolen funds have entered centralized exchanges or flash exchanges, you can seek assistance from these platforms and gather evidence (usually with the help of law enforcement) to further the investigation.

Secondly, you can utilize MetaSleuth's monitoring feature to continuously monitor the stolen funds, enabling you to stay informed about the movement of funds and follow up on any leads.

Here are some contact information for exchanges (updating):

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