Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has lost $860,000 in cryptocurrency to a phishing attack.
Cuban revealed the news on Twitter, saying that he had been tricked into clicking on a link in a fake email that appeared to be from a legitimate cryptocurrency exchange.
When Cuban clicked on the link, he was taken to a fake website that looked like the real website of the cryptocurrency exchange. He then entered his login credentials and private keys, which allowed the attacker to steal his cryptocurrency.
Cuban's experience is a reminder that even the most experienced cryptocurrency users can be vulnerable to phishing attacks. Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and it is important to be vigilant and to only click on links from trusted sources.
If you believe that you may have been the victim of a phishing attack, it is important to take the following steps: