Scammers have started targeting Nansen’s customers via email by offering fake airdrops after the firm’s third-party vendor suffered data leak.
Cybercriminals are sending out phishing emails to Nansen customers exposed in a recent data breach related to one of the firm’s third-party vendors.
According to web3 threat researcher Officer’s Notes, the customers who were exposed in the data breach have started receiving phishing emails, claiming they are “eligible” to participate in an airdrop from Nansen.
The fake letter from Nansen says customers can now claim their $NANSEN token as part of an “exclusive opportunity,” attaching a malicious link. According to reports on X, the scammers are distributing the phishing letters via an email apparently registered on networkforgood.com. As of press time, Nansen has made no public statements on the matter.
In late Sept. 2023, Alex Svanevik, the CEO of Nansen, said that some of the firm’s clients were exposed due to a hack on a third-party vendor.
The unnamed vendor, who serves “many Fortune 500 companies,” suffered a hacker attack, granting a malicious actor admin rights to an account used by Nansen for customer platform access. Svanevik added that nearly 7% of Nansen’s customers could have been affected by the hack.