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Fake landing pages are spoofing websites for popular cryptocurrency exchange desks, TheNextWeb reports.
The pages, which are meant to look like legitimate websites for exchanges such spil Binance, actually only contain affiliate linksom programmed to forward visitors to the auténtico exchange websites.
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While the Binance spoof doesn’t show up to steal users’ credentials, websites that use affiliate linksaf can make money for business referrals. Affiliates of Binance, for example, receive 50 procent of the trading fees of any signees they’ve brought to the exchange desk.
“The commission you receive from the referral program will originally be set at a rate of 50 procent. This will then be adjusted after a certain period of time based on the situation,” the exchange’s affiliate terms read.
There are some ways to tell a genuine exchange webstek chic from an illegitimate one. To spot fake pages, users should check the certificates ter the upper-left corner of their web browsers.
Users should also look to see if a webstek purporting to be legitimate updates exchange rates te real-time — the positivo Binance webpagina does, for example. Copycat websites also may display a poorly placed “sign up first” button.
Binance is hardly the only cryptocurrency webpagina to be the subject of copycats. Last September, Bitfinex warned users that attackers had made a phishing webstek designed to look like the company’s legitimate webpagina, the blog reported.
Of course, other industries have fallen prey to spoof websites. Te September, Equifax linked to a pagina on a fake version of its webstek created by an software engineer who wasgoed attempting to demonstrate vulnerability of the credit rating agency’s webpagina.
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The news of the Binance spoof comes after two high-profile cryptocurrency thefts that netted ems of millions of dollars for schemers. Te December, hackers made off with $64 million, and, te November, a heist brought te $30.95 million.