EOS (EOS): Block.one asks users to be alert, warns of scams
EOS (EOS) officially became active and online a week ago, after repeated delays, series of trials and bug hunting. Though, things seem to be in a pretty good place, the company behind the EOS network, block.one issued warning regarding scams.
Block.one mentions that the community has been subjected to several attempted cyber crimes of stealing information and property. So, it is encouraging everyone to be on high alert in terms of scams, hacks, phishing, and other malicious activities. Warning the EOS community, block.one mentions that the scammers might try to steal the private key, passwords, personal information and more. Further, they ask the members to carefully review and read everything before taking any action.
Members should be aware that block.one will never request to share the private key(s), or personal information of the members neither by phone or email or by any other means, block.one confirmed. Each and every member should be aware of it, otherwise, the scammer will successfully steal their private key(s) and will get the control of the account(s). It can be the same for passwords and other identifying information.
They also mentioned that downloading, installing, compiling, and running software from untrusted sources can be critical. Members need to be cautious before using them, as Block.one will not review, certify, nor endorse any specific effort. Often the scammers impersonate people or companies. It might appear that the mail or website is owned by Block.one and still be fake. Moreover, they might trick the members by using a false sense of emergency so that the member panics and give away the private keys or other information. Regardless, of the urgency of the request, one should avoid sharing their private keys and personal information details.
EOS ranks number 1 in China
Meanwhile, EOS cryptocurrency has been ranked number one by the Chinese government. It even overtook Ethereum and Bitcoin. China’s Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, explained, “The EOS main network went live on June 10. Although there was an accident such as a short-term suspension, it was highly active in technological innovation, and the software update speed was still one of the new generation public chains that are currently most concerned by the industry…However, due to its short on-line time, the stability of the network remains to be observed.”
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