What is Phishing?
Phishing is an attempt to bait a victim into thinking they are logging onto or communicating with an exchange - when in reality the attackers are stealing their login details by providing a malicious link or landing page.
Phishing takes on many forms, including email spoofing, impersonation of customer support agents, fake login pages, and manipulated links that are planted across social media and messaging apps.
How Can I Protect Myself Against Phishing Attacks?
Scrutinise Spelling, Email Addresses… Everything
One giveaway of spoofed emails is that they often have spelling mistakes or incorrect domain names.
Also, if you receive an email from an email address with the right suffix but a very weird prefix, it is probably a spoof email.
Scrutinise everything in any communications with Interdax and any link you see posted on social media. If there is a peculiar detail with an email or link, then it is best to assume it is probably a phishing attack of some sort.
Think Before Acting
Scammers use urgency to make you act without thinking.
For instance, you might get an email saying you must click the link now or you will lose your funds or if you do not verify you could lose access to your account.
Always verify with the exchange first before clicking on any links or acting upon any emails.
Update Your Browser to the Latest Version
Another precaution that you can take is to always ensure you have the latest version of your browser software running. Most browsers will warn users when they encounter a high-risk website or a site that is involved with phishing.
Install an Anti-Phishing Extension
Install the Netcraft anti-phishing extension for Firefox or Chrome which provides site reports and risk ratings. You can also report suspected phishing sites which will then be swiftly flagged to other users.
Log on Using a Direct Link
The best way to log in to Interdax is to access it directly via https://www.interdax.com/. If you use a search engine, there may be a malicious link near the top of the search results that is a phishing page.
You should always verify the SSL domain name before you enter your login details.
Enable Two-factor Authentication (2FA)
By enabling 2FA and ensuring only you know the secret key, a phishing attack will fail to compromise your trading account. The attackers will be prevented from logging in since they will need the 2FA code.
How Can I Report a Phishing Attack?
Contact us if someone tries to phish you using a fake Interdax web page. Also, be sure to report any phishing sites on the Netcraft anti-phishing browser extension.