- A fake QuadrigaCX site that popped up last month may have collected user logins
- The imposter site, which used the original’s URL, appeared early last month
- The law firm representing QuadrigaCX claimants has issued guidance
A fake QuadrigaCX website that was put up in place of the original last month may have collected user logins, according to the law firm representation claimants. In a status update posted recently on their website, lawyers Miller Thomson said that the QuadrigaCX website was infiltrated in early February and an “imitation of the original website portal” had been put up in its place. This site may have collected user logins, resulting in Miller Thomson urging users who have logged in since February 9 to consider changing similar passwords and usernames for other sites.
QuadrigaCX Website Hijacked
Both Miller Thomson and the bankruptcy trustee EY sent warning notifications to users early last month notifying them of the fake site, which incredibly hijacked the QuadrigaCX URL. In 2019 and 2020 this URL forwarded users on to a claimant portal on the EY site, but it is feared that throughout February this year it was collecting login data from users. This has resulted in Miller Thomson offering the following advice to potential victims:
If you visited the Imitation Website and attempted to log in with your Quadriga username and password, we would suggest that out of an abundance of caution you immediately change your password for your logins for websites or your devices that use the same or similar information as your Quadriga login information. You may consider changing your password hints or security questions for other websites or devices.
Site Infiltration Undermines EY
The firm also offers a host of other ways that users can protect themselves, and warns that “It may be possible for the Imitation Website owner to send e-mails that appear to be from the Quadriga domain.”
How a website that is under the control of such a reputable firm as EY can be compromised is simply incredible, but it should not be surprising that the QuadrigaCX story that has more twists and turns than a rally course features once again in the news. There is still plenty of debate about whether Gerald Cotten, the QuadrigaCX founder, really died or in fact faked his death and took millions of dollars in the exchange’s funds with him to start a new life.