The Ethereum non-custodial wallet – MetaMask – warned Apple users to beware of iCloud phishing attacks as consumers risk losing their funds if their password “isn’t strong enough.”
Apple Customers Stay Alerted
MetaMask, which allows users to purchase digital assets using Apple Pay, expanded its reach into the Apple ecosystem a few weeks ago. Clients could now buy cryptocurrencies using debit or credit cards. This removed the requirement to send ETH in advance.
“Buy crypto on iOS with Apple Pay, more transparency when interacting with sites, & support for gasless transactions where relevant,” the team behind MetaMask stated.
The cryptocurrency wallet cautioned Apple users that they could be victims to phishing attacks in a tweet. MetaMask advised them that strong passwords are important to prevent phishing attacks from stealing their funds.
🔒If you’ve enabled iCloud backup of app data, this will also include your password-encrypted MetaMask vault. If your password isn’t strong enough, and someone phishes your iCloud credentials, this can mean stolen funds. (Read on 👇) 1/3
— MetaMask 🦊💙 (@MetaMask) April 17, 2022
MetaMask also explained that customers can disable iCloud backups through certain features of the platform.
The warning comes a few days after a Twitter user, going by the initials “revive_dom,” had his entire MetaMask wallet (containing $650,000 worth of cryptocurrencies and NFTs) wipedHackers
“Got a phone call from Apple, literally from Apple (on my caller ID). I called it back, as I suspected fraud, and it was an Apple phone number. They believed me. They asked for a code that was sent to my phone, and 2 seconds later, my entire MetaMask was wiped,” he disclosed.
MetaMask Launches its Token
A little over a month ago, the Ethereum wallet released its own token. It was at the same time that MetaMask had reached the milestone of 30,000,000 monthly active users. Many customers were expecting an airdrop. Nonetheless, MetaMask’s Head of Operations asserted previously that the token will not be designed as a “cash grab.”
A decentralized autonomous organization was also created by the team. Unlike other similar entities usually conceived as an alternative governance model, its main goal will be to fund the wallet’s development.