CertiK: 2023 will be a new start for cryptocurrency scammers

Blockchain security-focused analytics firm CertiK has reported that the new year will not see a decrease in the rate of fraud and hacks in the cryptocurrency industry. Moreover, according to experts from CertiK, 2023 will be a new start for attackers, as fraudulent schemes and methods have been worked out, and the market is in a vulnerable position. “Despite the bear market, we saw a huge number of exploits in the previous year. So we don't expect there to be a respite this year.. The most vulnerable areas are instant lending and when “developers” collect money during or after the ICO, and then disappear,” the experts write. Also, the community may face new exploits in bridges, as was the case in 2022, when hackers stole about $ 1.4 billion from only six bridges.. This trend will continue in 2023, according to CertiK. The specialists said they plan to monitor new methods of phishing attacks that may become popular this year.. Recall that in 2022, hacking channels in Discord became popular with hackers. Previously, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that cryptocurrency scammers become most active during the holidays, when people feel especially lonely.